The mission of the department is to prepare students to become planning professionals by providing a multi-disciplinary professional education that teaches students to define issues, solve problems and implement solutions to improve the quality of the natural and built environment, in ways that promote social justice and are rooted in an understanding of social change.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
College of Environmental Design
3801 West Temple Avenue, Building 7-224
Pomona, California 91768
Tel. (909) 869-2688
Fax. (909) 869-4688
Dr. Richard W. Willson is Department Chair. Dr. Willson teaches transportation planning, planning theory, and planning communication techniques. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nominations for the 2016 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning. The Dale Prize recognizes planning excellence, creates dialogue between scholars and practitioners, and enriches the education of planning students. The Dale Prize is awarded in pairs: a $5,000 award to a scholar and a $5,000 award to a practitioner. Awardees spend two days on the campus, meet with students in classes, and participate in a colloquium and other events. This year's topic is:
Planning for Community Self Determination and Racial Justice