Urban Planning Coalition

About UPC

The Urban Planning Coalition (UPC) is a student-run campus organization that aims to enrich the academic experience for all students interested in urban and regional planning by facilitating the exchange of ideas and thoughtful discussions, building professional networks, and advising students of the opportunities in the field of urban planning.

If you would like to get involved with UPC, please email admin@theupc.org or join our Facebook group. Monthly board meetings are open to students.

UPC plans and participates in several events throughout the year, including an annual  Symposium focused on a current urban planning topic, workshops, fundraisers, and social and networking events. Details will be posted on this page and Facebook.

The 2018 UPC Symposium was held on March 17th. Click the flyer to see the complete program in a new window.


UPC is a Planning Student Organization (PSO) affiliated with the American Planning Association, and the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding PSO Award for the Fall 2014 symposium, "Boomers and Millennials: Planning for Changing Demographics in the Bay Area."  


Congratulations to the 2017-18 UPC Board!

President |Mike Casas/ michael.casas@sjsu.edu

Vice-President | Peter Rice

Treasurer  | Jerry Wilburn/ jerry.wilburn@sjsu.edu

Secretary | Melanie Erickson

APA Representative | Mike Jacobson

AEP Representative | Diego Mora

ULI Representative | Kristin Moen

Co-Speaker Series Coordinator | Raichur Sanjana

Co-Speaker Series Coordinator | Alverina Weinardy

Communications Co-Chair | Manny Uche

Communications Co-Chair | Swara Inamdar

Social Chair | Frank Arelano

Alumni Liaison | Sneha Parmar