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Planning the future, OU Regional & City Planning

The University of Oklahoma Division of Regional and City Planning faculty prepare students to address the challenges that face the cities, towns and rural areas  in Oklahoma and nationally.

The OU RCPL program, founded in 1947, is one of the oldest programs west of the Mississippi River. Like other divisions within the OU College of Architecture, students also have access to a multidisciplinary learning environment and with a low student-faculty ratio, students work closely with faculty to gain insight from their experience. This focus on communication and experience better prepares graduates for the collaborative work of successful city planning professionals.

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RCPL Faculty and Board of Visitors

2014 RCPL Reunion

Students discussing their ideal city in RCPL History & Theory of Planning class

RCPL Degree Requirements

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Low Impact infrastructure tour - RCPL Environmental Planning Methods course

Scholarships & Employment

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Check out information under Student Life & Resources!

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RCPL Policies & Forms

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Upcoming Events

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January 11th - Last Day to Register with no late fees

January 12th - Classes Begin!

January 19th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Februrary 20th - Spring 2015 Graduate Candidates take Written Comprehensive Exam

March 3rd - Spring 2015 Graduates - Final day to file (online) for graduation

March 15th - 22nd - Spring Break

April 10th - Spring 2015 Graduates Learning Portfolios due

April 18th - 22nd - American Planning Association  (Seattle)


RCPL Calendar Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Please click here for RCPL Calendar

The link is to a pdf of planned activities and deadlines for Regional & City Planning Fall 2014-2015.

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Recent News:

New Employment Opportunties

Several student employment and internship opportunities, including both Oklahoma City and Tulsa area postings, are available in the Student Resources section.

RCPL Summer Newsletter 2014

Division of Regional & City Planning Summer 2014 Newsletter

If 2013-2014 was a great year for the RCPL program, 2014-2015 promises to be even more invigorating. The division has admitted more than 20 students as a part of its fall 2014 class. We will be welcoming five new faculty to the division. We are also gearing up to host the American Planning Association—OK Association State Planning Conference on Oct. 2 and 3, 2014. In addition, we’ve invited the program’s more than 700 graduates back for an all-RCPL Alumni Reunion on Oct. 4. We hope that you will come home and see what we are up to!

We hope you will come home to OU this year and be a part of some of the exciting events we have planned.

Dawn Jourdan,

Associate Professor and Director of Regional and City Planning