Student Planning Association (SPA)
Welcome to the University of Florida’s
Student Planning Association!
The Student Planning Association (SPA) is a student-run, faculty-supported organization within UF’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP). SPA’s goal is to cultivate relationships and professional development for students by connecting them to university faculty and professionals, creating networks for burgeoning urban planners. All students in the URP program, and any student interested in planning, are eligible members and are welcome to become involved throughout their studies.
SPA is devoted to engaging students in a variety of ways, including hosting guest speakers from the planning profession, AICP prep workshops, field trips to explore walkable towns and effective public transit, group bicycle rides along Gainesville’s Hawthorne Trail, volunteering at Grace Marketplace, and more.