Student Planning Organization

We are the Student Planning Organization (SPO) of Urban and Regional Planning. Welcome to the department! We provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to exchange ideas. We also host workshops, discussions, and organize social events.

The Student Planning Organization

The Student Planning Organization functions under the Illinois chapter of the American Planning Association. Our goal is to facilitate educational opportunities, professional development, as well as social and community events for Urban Planning. If you would like to enroll at Illinois, check us out! Visit our website for more information:

  • Social Events
  • Conferences
  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • General Meeting Information
  • Travel Support

SPO Membership – Join us today!

SPO legislative action day
Students at SPO legislative action day

If you enroll in one of the department’s degree programs, you automatically join SPO. We invite you to attend our meetings or contact one of our officers.

We want to get to know you!

2021 SPO Officers

List of Student Planning Organization Officers for 2021.

President Andrea Pimental Rivera,
Vice-President Leonardo Torres,
Secretary Sarah Jasmine Riadi,
Treasurer Rosario Barrera,
APA Representative Elli Dastrup,
Web-chair Gaby Harpel,
Social Justice Education and Community Development Representative Gabriel Vara,
Graduate Representative Theresa Dunne,
Junior/Senior Representative Jonathan Cu,
Freshman/Sophomore Representative Thomas Valencia,
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