CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 20, 1999
UI urban and regional planning program to host Visitors
Day Oct. 28
IOWA CITY, Iowa The University of Iowa graduate
program in urban and regional planning is hosting a Visitors Day on
Thursday, Oct. 28. The Visitors Day will feature a panel of alumni who
describe their jobs as planners; presentations from students in the joint
degree programs with Law and Hospital and Health Administration; 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 Iowas planning program come from
all undergraduate majors, and graduates of the two-year masters program
secure jobs nationwide in the areas of economic development, environmental
planning, housing and community development, and transportation.
Learn what planners do, what the masters degree
program offers, and explore the opportunities of a career in planning. For
further information, please call 335-0032 or 335-0041.