Wikipedia:WikiProject Urban studies and planning

Welcome to the Urban Studies and Planning Wikiproject
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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Urban studies and planning. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.



This WikiProject aims to:

  1. Thoroughly explore Urban studies and planning - globally and historically.
  2. Improve Urban studies and planning related articles.
  3. Provide a place to discuss common issues on Urban studies and planning related pages.
  4. Organise, discuss and categorise Category:Urban planning
  5. Ensure all pages meet the standards of Wikipedia:Cite sources. Non-referenced articles seem unprofessional. See also WikiProject Fact and Reference Check.
  6. Develop standards and templates for Urban studies and planning related articles.



Section open to discuss the format for each article based on the WikiProject. Include various categories applicable to the topic.



The goals of this project are the following:

  1. Ensure all the articles under the scope of this project are written to a high quality
  2. Organise all the articles into appropriate categories
  3. Place all categories in the correct hierarchy.
  4. Create user friendly linkages and navigation

An assessment department has been opened at Wikipedia:WikiProject Urban studies and planning/Assessment and a bot request has been made to tag all articles in Category:Urban studies and planning and all sub cats with the {{planning}} tag.



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Improve former featured articles


  • Chriswaterguy (t - c - WPID) (particularly interested in sustainability aspects) 03:09, 19 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Aude (talk contribs) 19:00, 26 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • CQ 02:20, 14 July 2006 (UTC) • WP:CBTF • I'm here because i keep running into you folks while working on Community stuff[reply]
  • CComMack (tc) 02:08, 20 July 2006 (UTC) (particularly interested in transportation planning)[reply]
  • Rickyrab | Talk 14:37, 16 January 2007 (UTC) Transportation planning, land use, history of urban development, historical mapping of cities (which appears to have been lacking from an Internet POV, even though there are numerous historical city maps: there's no real standard even for a single city, with the result being that comparing historical maps of the same city is difficult).[reply]
  • Dogears (talk · contribs) 02:57, 1 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Bossi (talk contribs) 19:09, 4 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • H Padleckas 02:46, 24 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • oldhaus 07:46, 13 August 2015 (UTC) Interests include historic preservation in rural unincorporated former communal villages. Amana Villages, Iowa.[reply]
  • Trulystand700 New York City
  • MRSCTalk 08:50, 16 March 2008 (UTC) - UK regional and urban planning, the Thames Gateway[reply]
  • Parkwells (talk) 15:38, 22 April 2008 (UTC) Practitioner in the US, especially interested in urban history and design, but also social history and migrations[reply]
  • Mesmith9 7 June 2008 (UTC) - I am a researcher on ancient and preindustrial cities and willing to help out now and then when I have time.
  • Bhockey10 (talk) 07:25, 16 July 2008 (UTC)- former architecture major, still very interested in Urban Planning[reply]
  • Daniel Case (talk) 06:31, 2 October 2008 (UTC) - I do a lot of historic district articles for WP:NRHP.[reply]
  • AlexPlante (talk) 23:44, 14 February 2009 (UTC) - I'm a civil engineer who designs municipal infrastructure for a consulting firm. Since early January I've added quite a bit to the article on infrastructure and would like some feedback.[reply]
  • Elekhh (talk) 14:09, 13 September 2009 (UTC) - Urban Design[reply]
  • Stevevance 12 July 2010 - Recent urban planning graduate, bicycle transportation planner, Chicagoan.
  • Jcovarru - Interested in spatial urban systems - land use, transit, street systems.
  • MetroFan - Interested in Urban St. Louis
  • Yclept:Berr - On again off again student of architecture & urban planning - involved in the Third place movement. Community activist.
  • Mar4d (talk · contribs) - Interested in urban planning in Pakistan and South Asia.
  • MakeBelieveMonster (talk) 12:54, 27 August 2011 (UTC) - Urban planner / transport planner[reply]
  • PatSunter - interested in transport planning, urban sustainability, and key planning thinkers' biography pages. --PatSunter (talk) 11:32, 22 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Feihuamengxue-student in Rice University and plan to revise and expand the entry "Slum".
  • Nickknack00 (talk) 22:51, 3 February 2014 (UTC) Urbanization researcher focusing on India, Southeast Asia, and USA[reply]
  • Dan arndt (talk) 01:51, 28 May 2014 (UTC) - am an Urban & Regional planner from Western Australia[reply]
  • pmelton87 (talk) 11:42, 31 July, 2014 (UTC)
  • Weissespumpernickel (talk), 14:43, 30 October 2014 (UTC) - interested in urban development and architecture, mainly in Europe[reply]
  • Rcsprinter123 (talk · contribs) 11:27, 8 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Rgalts (talk) 21:53, 26 February 2015 (UTC) - An aspiring urban planner; A part of a class, I am currently working on the article on overurbanization and would really appreciate feedback.[reply]
  • Rselby1 Rselby1 (talk) 04:54, 5 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • BRD-98 (talk) 19:29, 5 April 2015 (UTC) - Interested in urban geography, specifically American and Asian cities[reply]
  • M2545 (talk) 07:15, 19 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Skywalker Kush (talk) 17:37, 20 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Human3015 knock knock • 09:45, 21 July 2015 (UTC) This is one of my favourite topic area.[reply]
  • Quidster4040 (talk) 21:15, 26 March 2017 (UTC) - Interested in transportation planning.[reply]
  • Randomeditor1000 (talk) 17:13, 5 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  • Jason Heppler (talk) 21:01, 23 August 2018 (UTC) - historian of urban history / planning[reply]
  • Em-mustapha t@lk 11:11, 1 April 2020 (UTC) - Interested in Urban planning, design and sustainability as well as transportation and economic planning in Africa.[reply]
  • Berke330 (talk) 15:42, 18 July 2020 (UTC) - Urban History[reply]
  • User:Heatherkong (talk) - 14:00, 27 September 2020 (UTC) - Interested in gentrification and equitable development[reply]
  • Timmylegend (talk) 15:43, 19 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • CivitasID (talk) 2:40, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Muttnik talk 06:16, 25 February 2022 (UTC) - regional planning[reply]
  • Sam7688 (talk) 01:29, 11 October 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Adondai (talk) 00:15, 30 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Schojam (talk) 11:28, 02 June 2023 (UTC) - social & economic issues in urban & regional planning, Urban/regional planning history, and planning law.[reply]
  • Hewwo3 (talk) 00:08, 18 March 2024 (UTC) - urban planning undergrad, transportation planning (non-american context)[reply]



For those who are:

 This user is an urban planner.

Here is a template for your use:

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{{User WP USPL}}
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Urban studies and planning
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Recognised articles


List of Featured articles, Featured lists and Good articles:

  • Featured articles:
London congestion charge, Millennium Park, Chicago, Noel Park, London, Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Washington, D.C.
  • Featured lists:
Grade I listed buildings in Bristol, List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset, List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the West Midlands
  • Good articles:
A1 road (London), Albert Dock, Liverpool, Arbor Hill Historic District–Ten Broeck Triangle, Burnham Park (Chicago), Center Square/Hudson–Park Historic District, Central Troy Historic District, Citadel of Arbil, Columbia Park, Torrance, California, Congestion pricing , Copán, Covering of the Senne, Brussels, Downtown Ossining Historic District, Downtown Triangle (Jerusalem), High Line (New York City), Historic district (United States), History of Milton Keynes, Kowloon Walled City, Lafayette Park Historic District, Lakeshore East, Chicago, Milton Keynes, National Register of Historic Places, New Bedford Historic District, Pullman Square, Rush Street (Chicago), Skinner's Room, South End–Groesbeckville Historic District, Urban heat island, Via della Conciliazione, Rome

Assessment Department





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  • {{Planning-stub}} - Use this template for Planning and Urban studies stubs.
  • {{UK-planning-stub}} - For UK-related articles. If applicable, you can add both.

The complete list of stub articles can be found at:

Streets and Squares
New York panorama
Manhattan from Staten Island Ferry
Chicago skyline
Panorama of St. Louis, Missouri
Skyline of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Panoramic view of Milwaukee 1890-1900
Melbourne, Australia from Waterfront City, Docklands
Melbourne Skyline from Rialto tower, Australia
Melbourne Docklands panorama
Canberra, Australia
Cuzco, Peru
Beirut, Lebanon, last third of the 19th century





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