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Welcome to the Urban & Regional Planning program at ECU.

Our program has a 50-year tradition. In 1960, East Carolina University began to offer courses in urban and regional planning. In 1974, ECU approved the BS degree in urban and regional planning. The BS degree is one of only 15 undergraduate degree programs in the U.S. accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, and it is the only accredited undergraduate planning program in North Carolina. Over 1,000 students have graduated from our program with an undergraduate major or minor in planning or a graduate concentration in planning. Our program has strong support from active alumni. On behalf of the program, its faculty, and its alumni and friends, I extend our thanks for your interest in the urban and regional planning program.

- Dr. Misun Hur, Interim Director

Planning News


Fall 2017 Graduation

Our Fall 2017 Graduate, Kellen Parker Long. On December 15th, 2017, Kellen graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning program with Honors. She also received the AICP Outstanding Student Award which recognizes outstanding achievement in the study of planning and commitment to the planning profession. Congratulations to Kellen!


Dr. Hur recognized during the annual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards

On Dec. 13th, the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) held its sixth annual Community Leadership Awards at the Goess Student Center at Pitt Community College. Dr. Hur received the Research Partnership award, recognizing her work with Hispanic and Latino community in eastern North Carolina since 2011.


Planning Studio Class Presentation

Another successful Planning Studio (PLAN4096) presentation lead by Dr. Sangwoo “Marty” Sung. With the theme, “Purple to Green: Stormwater, green infrastructure, and retrofitting,” students developed a plan to retrofit areas on the East Carolina University campus for the purpose of stormwater mitigation.  The team identified three key areas as a priority for stormwater management and ...


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SPAN Table Talk Series Fall 2017

SPAN TABLE TALK had a highly successful Fall 17′ Series with four invited speakers: John Stowe from ECU Career Center, Gilbert Combs from the City of Wilmington, Chris Lawson from Pitt County Planning, and Eric Vitale from Fayetteville Area MPO.