The Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning program trains visionary leaders to create livable, meaningful, and sustainable neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Housed in downtown Washington, D.C., the program prepares practitioners to advance the practice of responsible urban development in cities around the world.
Upon successfully completing the MPS in Urban & Regional Planning, you will:
Conduct research associated with the preparation of comprehensive plans for neighborhood, urban, and regional communities
Synthesize competing forces of urban development through the place-based understanding of economic, social, and ecological attributes of a community
Establish community sustainability goals which align with state, federal, and international policies
Interpret the legal frameworks of local land use regulations, including municipal zoning and growth management regulations
Create urban development strategies which harness public finance mechanisms, public/private partnerships, and market-driven investments
Shape the future of the public realm through the planning of infrastructure, transportation, energy, and natural resource systems
Acquire the communications, mediation, and deliberation skills to engage the myriad of urban stakeholders
Critically reflect on the professional ethics associated with the management of urban development
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 11:19 AM EST
Georgetown University remains open and dedicated to excellence in providing key services to our community. All in-person courses continue through distance instruction. All staff and faculty who normally work at the 640 Massachusetts Ave NW campus are teleworking and are available virtually.