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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


SPAN Table Talk series #1: NCAPA Educational Outreach Panel Discussions

SPAN hosted the first Table Talk series of Spring 2018 with five professional planners. Mr. Niki Jones, Assistant Director ofHousing and Neighborhoods in the City of Raleigh who serves as the president of the North Carolina Chapter American Planning Association (NCAPA) Education Outreach, organized the panels with Pirates! We much appreciate all the questions and ...


SPAN Outreach SP18

SPAN Outreach at the Greenville Police Department Police Athletic League (PAL) Kids

The first outreach action in Spring 2018 by the Student Planners’ Action Network (SPAN). Eleven SPAN members visited the Greenville Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PAL) afterschool program on January 19, 2018. PAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and ...



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.