Environmental Policy and Planning – Master of City Planning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


EPP students enrolled in the Master of City Planning Program spend two years taking the DUSP core courses and electives that form a personalized concentration. The program’s core courses ensure familiarity with key concepts, debates, tools, and techniques in urban studies and planning:

The Environmental Policy and Planning Group (EPP) focuses on the decision-making tools by which society conserves and manages natural resources and ensures sustainable development. Areas of concern include toxic and hazardous waste management, environmental technology, water and air quality, global climate change, facility siting, environmental justice and brownfield development.

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) is a department within the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. It is comprised of four specialization areas (also referred to as Program Groups): City Design and Development; Environmental Policy and Planning; Housing, Community and Economic Development; and the International Development Group. There are also three cross-cutting areas of study: Transportation Planning and Policy, Urban Information Systems (UIS), and Regional Planning.


  • Institution Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Department: School of Architecture and Planning
  • Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Website: https://dusp.mit.edu/