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Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA)

Graduate Planning Student Association is a student run organization dedicated to building camaraderie among the Masters of Urban Planning students, promoting professionalism and connecting students to Greater Buffalo-Niagara community. 

The GPSA conducts several yearly events including Plansgiving, American Planning Association network events, various happy hour gatherings & social events for students. The GPSA also organizes the yearly visit to the American Planning Association Research Conference. Additionally, the GPSA assists in the coordination of academic speakers in the departmental lecture series.


Jade Lewis, President (MUP ‘15) 

Nathan Neuman, Vice President (MUP ‘15) 

Shen Hao Chang, Treasure (MUP ‘15) 

Xin Wang, Secretary (MUP ‘15) 

Matthew Austin, APA Representative (MUP ‘15) 

Tanveer Dhillon, Senator (MUP ‘15) 

Jie Dai, Senator (MUP ‘15) 

Rushikesh Bhadane, Social Chair (MUP ‘15) 

Yuki Toda, International Student Rep (MUP ‘15) 

Continuing & New Events for the Upcoming School Year

GPSA meeting days and times will be announced early in the semester, keep an eye out for posters, or drop by the planning lounge in Hayes Annex C where the days and times will be posted. Events will also be announced early in the semester and be posted inside and outside the lounge, keep an eye out for calendars. Current events will also be updated to this webpage frequently.

Contact Information

To begin getting connected to both first and second year students you can check out the Graduate Planning Student Association’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions, want to learn more, or want to get involved email us at: