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California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Urban and Regional Planning B.S.

For as long as there have been cities, there have been urban planners: people responsible for the physical layout of streets, building plots and open spaces in urban areas. In the twentieth century, however, the profession of urban planning has grown in two ways. First, the traditional subject matter of planning of planning, physical growth and change, has widened to include environmental, social, and economic issues. Second, planning consultants and public agency planners now work at a broader range of geographic levels, including neighborhood, city and region. The result is a diverse profession involved in many issues and levels of government. Still, there is an underlying commitment shared by urban and regional planners generally -- to work for orderly change, improvement, and development responsive to the goals and needs of people and communities, while respecting the natural environment.

The undergraduate program in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona aims to develop versatile planners with a creative problem-solving orientation. Students learn about the environmental, social, and economic processes affecting the city and region; the means by which planners work within those processes to guide direct urban and regional growth and change; the techniques used by planners in the identification and analysis of problems; and the development of solutions to these problems. Substantial field work allows students to put lessons learned in the classroom to the test of real-life experience.

The success of this four-year program is evident in its accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board, and in the increasingly responsible positions held by its over 1,100 alumni.

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