What We Do

HUPO serves the urban planning students at the GSD by organizing a wide variety of events and resources to enhance the educational and professional development of Master of Urban Planning (MUP) students.

Throughout the years we’ve had a pecha-kucha learning exchange nights, in which five students give short presentations to their fellow students in a pecha-kucha format. Topics have ranged from art deco architecture in Bombay to the ebola outbreak in 2014. We have also sponsored two public lectures at the GSD, one in the spring and one in the fall. We also organized a Habitat for Humanity trip for MUPs in the spring and hosted an urban planning film series.HUPO will host several social events for students throughout the year, including MUP socials, class trips, and mixers for open house weekends. HUPO constructed a parklet for National Parking Day, and invited the entire GSD student body to participate. We work to facilitate collaboration and community among MUPs and between MUPs and students of other programs in the GSD.