The Department sponsors a number of events each year. These events include professional development programs, as well as networking and social events. Join us for the next one!

 Recurring Events

Department Open House – Explore a Career in Urban Planning!

Monday, March 16, 4:30-6:00pm (PDT), now via ZOOM

Dept Open House 3-16-2020

College of Social Sciences Graduation and Urban and Regional Planning Department Celebration


Next end-of-year celebration is May, 2020

Department New Student Orientation & Mixer

Next orientation is January, 2020


Next Department Holiday Party: early December 2019


Past Events

The Institute for Metropolitan Studies and the Rotary Club of San Jose present: Seeking Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis

March 17, 2019 (12:30pm) MLK Room 255


The Institute of Metropolitan Studies at SJSU presents: How Places Make Us with author Japonica Brown-Saracino

May 2nd, 2018 (4:30PM) BBC226


SJSU Urban Planning Coalition's Annual Symposium: Innovative Technologies in Urban Planning

March 17th, 2018 (9:30AM-3:30PM) MLK Library 225

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The Instituite of Metropolitan Studies at SJSU presents: The STEM Dilemma: Skills that Matter to Regions with author Fran Stewart

March 12th, 2018 (1:30PM) MLK Library 225


Coffee Hour with Rick Kos!

March 8th, 2018 (2:30-3:30PM) Starbucks at Paseo de San Antonio & 2nd

coffeewith Rick


Orienteering at Tilden Park 

February 12th, 2018


Brazil Study Abroad 2019 Information Session 

February 6th, 2018 (7:30-8PM) WSQ208


The Institute of Metropolitan Studies at SJSU presents: Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City with Derek Hyra

February 5th, 2017- (5:30PM) ENG 285/287


The Instituite of Metroplitan Studies at SJSU presents: East L.A. Interchange a film screening and discussion with director Betsy Kalin

November 29th, 2017- (6PM) SJSU SU Theater

East L.A.

The Institute of Metropolitan Studes at SJSU brings author of Trespassers? Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia Willow S. Lung-Amam to SJSU for a book discussion

November 15th, (4:30) SJSU- DMH 150


Autonomous Vehicles and the City

November 8th, 2017


How can the Silicon Valley become one of America's great biking capitals? May 9th, 2017 (7:30-9:30PM) SJSU- WSQ109


VTA's Next Network Event: A Step Towards Better Transit or Not?

May 2nd, 2017


Symposium: Urban Village in San Jose

March 3, 2017


Planning Skills Workshop

April 30, 2016


Resume Review Workshop

April 12, 2016


UPC Resume Review Workshop

November 5, 2016


South University Neighborhood Community Conversation Open House

December 21, 2015



Symposium: Pathways to Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley 

November 7, 2015 




UPC Fundraiser at Folson Street Fair 

September 1, 2015


Symposium: The Business of Commercial Real Estate April 30, 2015

  • A video of the event is available here.



UPC Beach & Camping Trip(s)

Spring 2015


UPC at Park(ing) Day in San Jose

parking day

Planning Skills Workshop

April 4, 2015


Dave & Busters

Winter Event January 1, 2015


Fall Symposium: "Millenials & Boomers"    

October 18, 2014


UPC Bar Night at San Pedro Square Market

September 9, 2014


UPC Board Game Night July 1, 2014


Symposium: Taking it to the Streets: Place Making and Real Estate Development in Silicon Valley
April 3, 2014



Urban Planning Coalition Presents 2013 Fall Symposium: "Planning for Healthy Communities"
September 21, 2013



Symposium: The Future Real Estate and Space Needs of the Tech Industry in the Bay Area
April 25, 2013



Transporation and the Triple-Bottom Line  

April 28, 2017


Presentation and Dialogue: Community Assessment and Engagement in the Spartan-Keyes Neighborhood of San Jose: Techniques and Insights for Collaborative Neighborhood Planning
March 19, 2013



UPC Planing Career Event: Resume Blast & Interview Panel

March 14, 2013


UPC Panel Discussion on Applying for Ph.D. Programs

November 11, 2012


Symposium: Planning in the New Era- Defining Publiv Private Relationships

September 9, 2012


UPC End of semester Kayaking & Happy Hour    

May 19, 2012


UPC Speaker Series: Juan Borelli - Low Impact Development Techniques  

April 10, 2012


UPC Trip to Art Murmur in Oakland

March 2, 2012


UPC Speaker Series: Jefferey Wood- A Holistic Approach to TODs

February 28, 2012


UPC Urban Planning Happy Hour              

February 23, 2012


Pre-Semester URBP Happy Hour

January 15, 2012


Symposium: THe Current State of Planning: Navigating New Roles and Careers            

November 5, 2011


UPC Tour of Mountain View Cemetary, Oakland

October 10, 2011


UPC Speaker Series: Plan Bay Area (SB375)

October 3, 2011