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About City & Regional Planning

City & Regional Planning at Cal Poly is an integral part of the nationally recognized five department College of Architecture and Environmental Design. The program began in 1968 and has nearly 1,500 graduates (Bachelors and Masters level). The program evolved in the College where the planning laboratory (studio) has been the core of the curriculum. We are proud of the program's strengths in urban design, transportation, land use and environmental planning, and community sustainability.

Students often use the phrase "get an education, get a job, make a difference" when talking about being at Cal Poly. Students take at least one internship in a real planning public agency, private firm, or non-profit organization. This gives all students real world experience, and many times a head start on getting a job in the field after graduation. Students get to work with faculty that have an excellent balance of professional experience and academic preparation, and more importantly are exceptional instructors. Our faculty (regular and adjunct) are involved in environmental planning, urban design, plan implementation, computer mapping, planning information systems, sustainable development, low-cost housing, legal aspects of land use controls, citizen participation, and planning in developing countries.

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Meet the Faculty & Staff


Faculty Members


 michael boswell         chris clark              hemalata dandekar



  kelly main               Cornelius nuworsoo      william siembieda     




Part-Time Lecturers


Zeljka Pavlovich-Howard

Beate von Bischopinck






    janet murrieta          melanni wiedrich

Emeritus Faculty

Linda Dalton 1983-2016
William Howard 1980-1994
Zeljka Howard 1986-2014
Joe Kourakis 1970-1997
William Siembieda 1997-2015
Paul Wack 1979-2011
In Memoriam
David Conn 1999-2014
David Dubbink 1989-2006 
Michael McDougall 1972-1992


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Areas of Excellence

  • Urban Design
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Housing, Economic, & Community Development

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