The Master of City Planning (MCP) is a two-year professional degree in which students have the option of completing either a group studio or an independent thesis as their capstone project. Those who choose the thesis path spend a year working on their scholarly project with the support of an individual thesis advisor and the instructors of the fall Urban Research Methods course and spring Planning Thesis Studio course. This collection includes the capstone theses. The City & Regional Planning Department began digitally archiving these theses in the 2020-21 academic year. Prior theses are available in hard copy by request from the departmental administrator.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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To Whom Does Philadelphia Belong? Exploring and Defining "Institutional Investment" in Single Family Rentals in Philadelphia, Cade Warner Underwood

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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“Citizens with a Special Training”: Henry Stern Churchill and Democratic Ideals in Planning and Urban Renewal, Maxwell Johnson

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Mapping Urban Infrastructure: Temporal Metropolitan Geographies of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations, Sarah Nicole Massey

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How Does the Built Environment Influence Car and Motorcycle Ownership and Use in Metro Manila?, Weslene Uy

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Evaluating Accessibility of Female Caregivers in Philadelphia from a Safety Perspective, Camille Boggan

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Data-Based Urban Heritage Policy Assessment: Evaluating Tel Aviv’s Preservation Plan, Ilil Feiglin

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University Expansion in the Post-World War II Era: A Case Study on the University of Virginia, Adam Ghazzawi

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Plights of a Pandemic: The Disconnect Between Migration, Policy, and Practice in Kuwait, Nour Jafar

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Does COVID-19 Mark a New Era for Bike Share? A Study on Indego Bike Share Usage Before and After the COVID-19 Outbreak, Han Qiao

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Public Transportation in Ski Towns: An Analysis for the Ski Town Workforce and Visiting Populations, Perry Schaffner

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Examining Mobilities of Care: Perceptions and Practices of Philadelphia Parents and Children Using Transit, Gillian Tiley