May 6, 2011
The 2012 Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs has ranked Cornell University’s graduate program in planning as number two in the U.S. The guide, highly revered by prospective planning students, bases its rankings on a rigorous examination of faculty publications, grants secured, professional placement of M.R.P. and Ph.D. graduates, opinions of planning educators, and other performance measures.
Professor John Forester, director of graduate studies, said the ranking is an acknowledgement and affirmation that the Department of City and Regional Planning has excellent students, great facilities, and productive faculty, and boasts cross-disciplinary courses, research, and projects that are housed in a terrific university.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology garnered the top ranking, and Rutgers University was ranked third.