Urban and regional planners develop long- and short-term plans for the use of land and the growth and revitalization of urban, suburban, and rural communities and the region in which they are located. They help local officials alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems by recommending locations for roads, schools, and other infrastructure and suggesting zoning regulations for private property.
“Urban Studies develops individuals who want to make a difference in their community: a difference in what happens to older neighborhoods in transition; a difference in what happens as new suburban communities are planned and built; and a difference in the lives and well-being of persons across urban and suburban areas.”
(Provided By: The University of Wisconsin - Green bay)
"The Department of Art and Architectural History houses College of Charleston’s leading and nationally recognized programs in art history and historic preservation. Our students graduate to become urban planners, educators, non-profit managers, entrepreneurs, communication experts, and professionals of all sorts, including doctors, lawyers, and engineers."
(Provided By: The College of Charleston)
“The BSCRP program prepares students for professional careers in the design of human settlements in harmony with the natural environment and the needs of society. Practicing planners work in public agencies and private consulting firms, preparing comprehensive plans for projects, neighborhoods, cities, and entire regions. They deal with the use of land, housing, transportation, public facilities, and open space."
(Provided by: Cal-Poly San Louis Obispo)
"Planners guide the development of their neighborhoods, towns, and regions by applying conceptual, analytical, communication, and technological skills. Planners who have graduated from this program are employed in real estate and development, private consultancies, local governments, and federal or state land agencies."
(Provided By: Brigham Young University)
"In the Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, you’ll learn the skills needed for a successful planning career. You’ll study community development, different planning methods and techniques, planning law and legislation, and planning for different settings. You’ll get hands-on experience solving problems throughout the program"
(Provided By: Eastern Washington University)
"Our students graduate to become urban planners, educators, non-profit managers, entrepreneurs, communication experts, and professionals of all sorts, including doctors, lawyers, and engineers."
(Provided By: The University of Washington)
"Electric scooters that let you zip around town; software that enables new sharing of places like houses and workspaces; embedded sensors that make sure water is clean and bridges are safe. Imagining those concepts and growing those ideas is what urban technology is all about.”
(Provided By: The University of Michigan)
"Our BAUSP program prepares students for planning-related careers in many fields, such as: Community Development, Land Use, Transportation Planning, Environmental/Natural Resources Planning, Economic Development, Urban Design, Housing, Historic Preservation, and Community Activism”
(Provided By: The University of Illinois)