Bachelor of Urban Planning & Master of Community Planning

5+1 Program

A career path for people with a passion for design and the policies that impact the community around you.

DAAP planning graduate students present their capstone projects, quality of life recommendations for the village of Lockland, to residents and elected officials.

As a 5+1 student, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP), Master of Community Planning (MCP), 5 co-ops, plus a variety of tools needed to build and manage the environment around you.

As a Urban Planning Undergrad, the cost-saving ability to also get my Master's degree in just one additional year was just a no-brainer for me.

Emily Pietrantone BUP + MCP, 2024

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Emily Pietrantone

5+1 | Community & Economic Development Planning Student

MCP Concentrations

What is Design & Development Planning at DAAP? 

Design and Development Planning refers to the process of creating a comprehensive strategy for the design and development of a product, system, or project. Within this concentration at DAAP, you will learn how to establish a clear roadmap that guides a team through the entire lifecycle of a project, from conceptualization to implementation.

Key Topics
  • Defining Objectives and Requirements
  • Project Scope
  • Resource Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Prototyping and Iterative Design
  • Communication Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
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Danilo Palazzo

Professor, Director of the School of Planning

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Vikas Mehta

Professor, Fruth/Gemini Chair, Ohio Eminent Scholar, Urban Design Certificate Coordinator

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Shilpa Mehta

Assistant Professor - Educator - Planning and Urban Studies

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Hyesun Jeong

PhD, Assoc. AIA, Assistant Professor

What is Environmental Planning at DAAP? 

Environmental planning is a process that seeks to reconcile human activities with the preservation and enhancement of environmental quality. It involves the identification, assessment, and management of natural resources and environmental issues to achieve sustainable development. Within this concentration at DAAP, you will learn how to create and implement policies and strategies that promote a balance between human needs and the protection of the environment.

Key Topics
  • Land Use Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Waste Management
  • Transportation Planning
  • Energy Planning
  • Sustainability Planning
  • Community Engagement
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David J. Edelman

Professor, Master of Community Planning Director

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Xinhao Wang


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Carla Chifos

Associate Professor

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Leah M. Hollstein

Assoc Professor

What is Community & Economic Development Planning at DAAP? 

Community and Economic development planning involves the strategic and coordinated effort to improve the well-being of a community by addressing social, economic, and environmental factors. Within this concentration at DAAP, you will learn the process of collaboration among various stakeholders, including government agencies, community organizations, businesses, and residents.

Key Topics
  • Community Engagement
  • Social Justice
  • Strategic Planning
  • Land Use Planning
  • Infrastructure and Service Planning
  • Economic Development Strategies
  • Policy Development
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Sustainability and Resilience
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Rainer vom Hofe

Professor, Ph.D. Program Director

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Christopher Auffrey


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Jan Marie Fritz


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Johanna W Looye

Associate Professor

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Hayden Marie Shelby

Assistant Professor

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Jiahe Bian

Asst Professor

Interested in Learning More?

Contact our 5+1 Program Director

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David J. Edelman

Professor, Master of Community Planning Director


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