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Oct. 5, 2007

UI master's program in urban and regional planning hosts open house Oct. 11

The University of Iowa Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning will host an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in 327 Jessup Hall.  Students, faculty and alumni will be available to answer questions and provide information about a career in urban and regional planning, and to offer an overview of the UI graduate program.

Planners are concerned with issues such as affordable housing shortages, urban sprawl, neighborhood revitalization, and traffic congestion. Areas of specialization include economic development, land use and environmental planning, housing and community development, geographic information systems (GIS), 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 nonprofit organizations.

The open house is a chance to learn more about what planners do, what the master's degree program offers, and the opportunities with a career in urban and regional planning. Further information is available online at http://www.urban.uiowa.edu/prospective/visitors.htm or by calling 319-335-0032.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Alan Peters, UI Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning, 319-335-0039, alan-peters@uiowa.edu; Nicole Riehl, University News Services, 319-384-0070, nicole-riehl@uiowa.edu