Student Clubs

Environmental Planning Club

The Environmental Planning Club connects students in the Weitzman community to local programs, practitioners, and projects that represent best practices in the field.  The club invites professionals who work at the intersection of the built and natural environments to speak on campus and organizes site visits to experience this work firsthand.  All students at Weitzman School are welcome to participate in the club’s events, as are students in other graduate schools at Penn.

Real Estate Club

The Weitzman School Real Estate Club provides a platform for mentoring, speakers, panels, site visits, resume promotion and career strategizing. Through our various resources we seek to demonstrate how the interdisciplinary curriculum of the Weitzman School uniquely corresponds to the nature of real estate development and community-building today.
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Student Planning Association

The Student Planning Association -- SPA -- is a student-led advocacy and social group meant for students of City Planning at the Weitzman School. As a peer-elected organization, our main purpose is to advocate on the behalf of CPLN students, both within the department and the School of Design. We are also responsible for department-wide, student lead social events and other student-oriented activities.
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Transportation Club

The Transportation Club serves as a platform that facilitates conversation between students in the Weitzman School, students in other schools at the University of Pennsylvania and professionals in the transportation field. The Transportation Club aims to expose students to the latest transportation trends and ideas across academic and professional settings, in addition to the connections between transportation and other fields, and it does so by hosting speakers from within the public and private sectors on a regular basis throughout the academic year. In addition, site visits and tours offer students the opportunity to learn about ongoing as well as completed transportation projects in the greater Philadelphia area.  Please join our Facebook group or email us at

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Started in 2016 and with the support of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton, Penn Student Women in Real Estate ("PSWiRE") is a student initiative aimed at increasing the active participation and visibility of female leaders in real estate, encouraging more women and underrepresented people to pursue careers in the real estate industry, connecting students at Penn with real estate professionals and supporting underrepresented persons in the advancement of their careers.  This initiative includes members of all four real estate clubs supported by Zell-Lurie: Wharton undergraduates, Wharton MBA's, Penn Law and Penn School of Design.

Our events include:

Guest speakers and panels

Networking events

Career treks

Social events such as small group dinners and happy hours

Womxn in Planning

.“Womxn In Planning (WIP) is committed to lifting womxn’s voices and making visible a diversity of perspectives that can lead to a more inclusive and transformative planning practice. Part of a global movement empowering womxn to assert their right to the city, WIP positions itself as allies to female and non-binary practitioners and community leaders working across all facets of urban planning catalyze meaningful social change.”

As a group we host coffee chats, site visits, volunteering events, and has a Women of Penn Alumni mentorship program. We also just want to create a friendly space and, we are open to more ideas!

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