UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Prospective students: As of fall 2013, CAFES is no longer accepting new students to the Community Planning major.
Community Planning (sometime referred to as "urban" or "city" planning) is the profession that concerns itself with the design and functioning of communities, including cities and their suburbs, small towns and rural villages.
The Community Planning program will prepare you for employment in city or county government, private consulting, nonprofit advocacy, natural resources management, and real estate development. It is also excellent preparation for studying planning at the graduate level. While we offer a broad, comprehensive curriculum, we are particularly strong in the areas of environmental and sustainability planning.
Given our reasonable proximity to the Twin Cities and our focus on experiential learning, we are able to utilize place-based learning to help students understand firsthand the challenges faced at the rural-urban fringe of a growing metropolitan region.
Students major in Community Planning for a variety of reasons. Usually they have an interest in:
Dr. Eric Sanden
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