The Award for Outstanding Leadership in Urban Planning and Urban Design is presented to graduating students in both programs, who have demonstrated the highest standards of leadership, excellence in academic studies, and promise of achievement in their respective fields.

Recent recipients include:

20-21
Kyle Miller (MUP/MPH)
Ali Bader (MAUD)

19-20
Emily Duma (MUP)
Laura Greenberg (MAUD)

18-19
Natasha Hicks (MUP/MDes RR) and Eamon O'Connor (MUP)
Yuzhou Peng (MAUD), Austin Ward (MAUD), and Boxiang Yu (MLAUD/MLA II)

17-18
Miriam Keller (MUP) and Mayu Takeda (MUP)
Theodore Kofman (MAUD)

16-17
Dana McKinney (MUP/MArch I)
Jessy Yang (MAUD)