CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Urban and Regional Planning program hosts Visitors' Day Oct. 1
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 hosting a
Visitors' Day on Thursday, Oct. 1. Formal presentations will begin at 12:15
p.m. on the north end of the third floor of Jessup Hall. The event will
feature a panel discussion with professional planners who are alumni of
the program; presentations from students in joint degree programs with
law and hospital and health administration; and an opportunity to meet
with current students and faculty.
Urban and regional planning has been cited as one of the five fastest-growing
occupations for students with master's degrees. 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.
Students in the UI Urban and Regional Planning Program come from all
undergraduate majors, and graduates of the two-year master's program secure
jobs nationwide in such areas as economic development, environmental planning,
housing and community development, and transportation. 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 Visitors' Day should call
(319) 335-0041 or (319) 335-0032 for further information.