The overall vision/mission of the urban and regional planning program is to create a sustainable built and natural environment that enriches communities through leadership, entrepreneurial creativity, social responsibility and environmentally sustainable planning and policy. The program strives to offer exemplary teaching and relevant and timely research, as well as to foster a sense of community among faculty, students, alumni, staff and other stakeholders.
Graduates in urban and regional planning pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of urban systems, engineering, architecture, and city, state and local government.
Alumni work at:
State of Michigan
City of Detroit
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Alumni work as:
Planning and zoning specialists
Geographic information systems technicians
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