Read about the kinds of students who pursue a career in planning—their motivations and experiences inspire the generation that will follow in their footsteps.
Kansas State University
I started to realize that the part of the job I enjoyed most were the tasks that required strategic visioning and big picture thinking. I knew from my undergraduate degree that urban planning could offer training in that kind of thinking, so I started to consider urban planning graduate programs.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Similar to my time growing up, I get a lot of joy from the fact that I get to study in a region with diverse communities. In North Carolina there are, among other things, mountainous communities and coastal communities, growing communities, and shrinking communities.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
The field of urban planning is unlike any other discipline in that it impacts every single person, every single day.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
To be more effective, I felt that I needed additional technical skills and a solid foundation in community development, real estate, and land use.
University of Illinois at Chicago
I was selected as a fellow, which has provided me with several unique opportunities, including helping to write the city’s Resilience Strategy and supporting the work of the Mayor’s Mobility Task Force as they create a set of mobility recommendations for the next mayor.
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.