September 2, 2014

Urban and Regional Planning

Our interdisciplinary Urban and Regional Planning major trains students in theories about community problems and techniques to solve such problems. Planners work in the public and private sector to analyze urban problems and develop feasible solutions to them.

The Urban and Regional Analysis minor is open to all students in the university who are interested in learning the skills to assist decision makers in solving social, economic, and environmental problems of their communities. Urban and regional planners develop programs and policies to guide future growth and redevelopment of urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Planners work in a variety of community contexts to define urban problems and identify solutions that promote economic efficiency, social equity, and environmental sustainability. This plan is an example of student work that apply their learning to real urban problems, in collaboration with local stakeholders and officials.