Department of City & Metropolitan Planning

A massive line of cars wait in traffic to enter Zion National Park in the southern part of Utah in the United States. Midway in the line of traffic is a sign with the park’s name on it. In the background is a cliff of red rocks that the region is known for. Green trees tower over the cars.

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of rapid growth in western gateway communities. This “amenity migration” is causing urgent planning challenges.


COVID-19 and the metropolis

Many have assumed that densely populated areas like city centers are more conducive to the spread of COVID-19. A new study finds that the opposite may be true.


First Dark Sky Studies minor in the U.S.

Keck Foundation awards $250,000 to fund the transdisciplinary program.


ALONG FOR THE RIDE

$15 million federal grant recognizes U transportation research.


LISTENING FOR SOLUTIONS

Students collaborate to explore water issues and solutions in Hyderabad, India.