M.R.P. in City and Regional Planning
If you are passionate about creating better communities or preserving our built environment, Cornell can help you to transform your passion into effective action. We help you to understand the structural forces that cause social inequity, environmental damage, and economic decline. We also provide the tools, techniques, and strategies you will need as a planner to design more equitable, vibrant, beautiful, and sustainable places.
Our students, who come from all over the United States and around the world, have pursued a wide range of undergraduate majors; most have also had real-world planning experience either during or after college. They bring to Cornell, and to the wider world, compassion, curiosity, and commitment.
"I was drawn to planning because of the wonderful array of tools and techniques it uses to address critical urban questions -- tools that include conflict mediation, GIS mapping, community organizing, and demographic analysis." Andy Rumbach, M.R.P. ’07
Cornell's renowned city and regional planning program has a solid curriculum that combines theory and practice in both domestic and international realms. CRP offers a rich educational environment composed of flexible degree programs, a distinguished faculty with extensive research and outreach agendas, engaged students with active organizations, ample support facilities, and a busy calendar of events.
Another valuable component of this program is its rich international perspective. More than a third of CRP graduate students come from outside the United States — from Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and these students bring a lively range of viewpoints and cultural backgrounds to planning issues.
Planning education is a collaborative endeavor: there is a strong sense of cooperation among the faculty and great openness to student input. Through almost unparalleled access to internships and workshops, students test their ideas, research, and coursework in practice, while bringing real world problems back into the classroom for critical examination.
CRP's mission is defined by:
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