USC Price School of Public Policy

Planning Studios

MPL Planning Studios

Planning studios are an integral part of the curriculum, connecting academic education and preparation for professional practice. Students learn to work together as a team by applying their respective capabilities and knowledge to produce a professional report or plan in response to a common real-world problem.

Planning studios take place in the U.S. and around the world. Past courses have examined the tragedy after Katrina in New Orleans, created economic development plans for local Southern California cities, and studied changing public spaces in Germany.