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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 site http://planning.urban.uiowa.edu/urban/