Taubman College


The Master of Urban Design Program believes that experiencing urbanism at a variety of scales is fundamental to learning and practice. In addition to the American cities listed below, the program's studios have engaged Venice, Italy and the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Rize, where the program has been involved in sponsored projects.

Faculty and students visit cities and towns across the U.S.A. as part of studios and seminars to help sustain research into an array of urban morphologies. Because sprawl is an increasingly important global issue, suburbs and low- and medium-density cities are included among program trips. Recently visited cities and towns include:

  • Berkeley, CA
  • Chautauqua, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Cranbrook, MI
  • Detroit, MI
  • Eastern Ohio farm towns
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Marin County, CA
  • New York City, NY
  • Oak Park, IL
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Pescadero, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Pullman, IL
  • Riverside, IL
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Sausalito, CA
  • Shaker Heights, OH

In addition, M.U.D. students may choose the international studio option during the spring half term to satisfy their elective requirement. Past and planned locations for international studios include:

  • Brazil
  • Czech Republic
  • China
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand

View the UM International Center website for information on additional travel opportunities.