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Release: March 25, 1999

UI urban and regional planning program to host visitors' day April 1

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa graduate program in urban and regional planning is hosting a visitors' day Thursday, April 1. The visitors' day will feature a panel of alumni who describe their jobs as planners; presentations from students in the joint degree program with law; an overview of the program and admissions process; and an opportunity to meet informally with current students and faculty. The scheduled events will begin at 12:15 p.m. on the third floor of Jessup Hall, north end.

Urban and regional planning is a profession for people who want to improve the quality of life in cities and regions. Planners are concerned with issues such as affordable housing shortages, groundwater contamination, state economic growth, and transportation congestion.

Students in Iowa's planning program come from all undergraduate majors, and graduates of the two-year master's program secure jobs nationwide in the areas of economic development, environmental planning, housing and community development, and transportation.

VisitorsÍ day will allow those attending to learn what planners do, what the master's degree program offers, and explore the opportunities of a career in planning. For further information, please call 335-0041 or 335-0032.