Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning

Career Outlook

Urban planning professionals work in traditional and nontraditional roles, including:

  • Local, state, and, federal government planning, policymaking, and regulatory enforcement
  • For-profit and nonprofit real estate and infrastructure development
  • Land use, infrastructure, and environmental consulting
  • Community development, communications, and advocacy

Increasingly, urban planners work in non-traditional roles outside of the public sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for urban and regional planners is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020. Driving the demand for more skilled urban planning professionals is the growing number of challenges being faced by cities around the world.

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