CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY KENYON
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 27, 2002
UI urban and regional planning program hosts visitors' day Oct. 3
The University of Iowa graduate program in urban and regional planning is
hosting a visitors' day Thursday, Oct. 3. The visitors' day will feature a
panel of alumni who describe their jobs as planners; a presentation from a
student 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 3rd 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. Areas of specialization include economic
development, land use and environmental planning, housing and community development,
and transportation. Joint degrees are available with law; health management
and policy; engineering; environmental health; and social work.
Students in Iowa's planning program come from all undergraduate majors,
and graduates of the two-year master's program secure interesting jobs nationwide
in government, private consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.
For further information, please call 335-0033 or visit the program's Web