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Quick Facts

  • 63 - Number of undergraduates who earned a degree 2015-16
  • 56 - Number of MPA graduates in 2015-16
  • 57 - Number of MNM graduates in 2015-16
  • 5 - Number of M.S.-URP graduates in 2015-16
  • 17 - National ranking of the MNM program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 63 - National ranking of the M.P.A. program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 13 - Number of MRA graduates in 2015-16
  • 193 - Total number of degrees awarded by SPA in 2015-16

Mailing Address

School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida

4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-1395

Phone: 407-823-2604
Fax: 407-823-5651

Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture Series LogoEach year, three of the nation's leading planning experts travel to Orlando to participate in UCF's Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series. The lectures are open to the public and supported by generous contributions from VHB MillerSellen and other members of the Central Florida planning community, as well as Orange TV, Florida Hospital and other local organizations.

2016-17 Topics and Speakers

Dls2"Partnerships in Planning for Community and Growth"

The spring Distinguished Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning featured a discussion panel on Downtown Orlando's Creative Village redevelopment project, soon to be the home of the new UCF Downtown campus. The distinguished speakers were:

  • Brooke Bonnett, City of Orlando
  • Kelly Moody, City of Orlando
  • Craig Ustler, Creative Village Orlando
  • Thad Seymour, UCF Downtown


Osceola County RD (3)"Partnerships in Planning for Community and Technology"

Stephen B. Coulston, AIA, principal in the Austin, Texas, office of the global design firm Perkins+Will, along with Osceola County Manager Don Fisher, AICP, discussed the 500-acre proposed research and technology mixed-use development in Osceola County, Florida.

Being developed as a future global destination for smart sensors and photonics research and development, the site is anchored by the International Consortium of Advanced Manufacturing Research in its Florida Advanced Manufacturing and Research Center, currently under construction. Here burgeoning concepts will gestate into mature technologies, from smart sensors and photonics to software applications to process improvements in science, engineering and technology, right down to the nanoscale. It is envisioned as an innovation epicenter and a source of high quality jobs having a significant community, regional, state, national and global impact.





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— Mary Ann Feldheim,  Ph.D., Associate Professor
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— Ben Hagen,  B.S. in public administration, '10; Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project
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