CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-00011; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Urban and Regional Planning program hosts Visitors' Day Oct. 30
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Undergraduates and others considering such careers
as city planner, transportation planner, housing specialist, or environmental
planner are invited to find out more about a master's program the University
of Iowa offers in these fields.
The UI graduate program in urban and regional planning is sponsoring
a visitors' day program Thursday, Oct. 30. There will be an open house
beginning at noon in the lobby of the department of urban and regional
planning, located on the north end of the third floor of Jessup Hall. Formal
presentations will run from 12:45-2:30 p.m. in the senate chambers of the
Old Capitol. The event will feature presentations by professional planners,
talks about the two-year master's degree program and admission procedures,
and an opportunity to meet with students now in the program.
Planning is a profession for people who want to improve the quality
of life in cities and regions. Planners find solutions for problems such
as affordable housing shortages, groundwater contamination, downtown decline,
and transportation congestion. Writing, quantitative and interpersonal
skills are emphasized in the master's degree program, and students come
from a wide variety of undergraduate backgrounds. The prerequisite for
the program is a B.A. or B.S. degree in any major. Joint degrees are available
with law, hospital and health administration, social work, preventive medicine
and environmental health, and economics.
Those interested in attending all or part of the program should call
(319) 335-0032 or 335-0041 for the meeting sites and schedule.