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Faced with climate change, systemic racism, and growing inequity, communities need forward-thinking approaches to urbanism now more than ever. Practice-based and rooted deeply in the network of communities we serve, our alliance of four graduate-level programs works to address these evolving threats, working in partnership to build asset-based solutions at the intersection of environment, equity, culture, and economy.


GCPE students clean the beach at Jamaica Bay during Earth Action Week

Interdisciplinary, socially engaged, and justice-driven, our tight-knit community is connected by a shared mission for transformative change.

GCPE Admissions Info Sessions

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10am -12pm (virtual)
Thursday, October 19, 2023 3 – 5pm (In Person + Campus Tour + Studio Visit)
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 10am – 12pm (Virtual + Application Q&A)
Thursday, April 11, 2024 10am – 12pm (Virtual)

Culture & Community

Urban Placemaking students on community engagement outings for their “Placemaking Lab: Analysis of Public Space” studio (photos by SP24 UPM Lab cohort)
From L-R, top to bottom: Graduate students from the School of Information in Rome (photo by Francesca Strathern, MSLIS '24); Urban Placemaking and Urban and Community Planning students in Havana (photo by David Burney); Sustainable Environmental Systems students in Paris (photo by Elliott Maltby); Historic Preservation students at the Roberto Burle Marx Estate, a world heritage site near Rio de Janeiro
a large group of people, on a red carpet, in front of an event, aerial or crane shot

GCPE Admissions Info Session (virtual)

September 12, 2023 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM



people using building blocks, at a table, two sets of hands working

GCPE Admissions Info Session (in-person + tour + studio visit)

October 19, 2023 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Higgins Hall


Member of the Pratt community, speaking to a group of students on a stoop

GCPE Admissions Info Session (virtual + application Q&A)

November 14, 2023 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM



Students looking over schematics

GCPE Admissions Info Session

April 11, 2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM