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City and Regional Planning

Field Description

City and regional planning (M.R.P., Ph.D.). Students learn to design, evaluate, and implement policies and programs that affect the social, economic, and physical development of urban and regional areas, including those in the Developing World.

The educational program fosters theoretical and conceptual knowledge relevant to urban and regional studies, and the acquisition of professional skills, including those in critical thinking, oral presentation, writing, statistical analysis and Geographical Information Systems.

The M.R.P. program normally requires four residence units, sixty credits, a set of core courses, and the completion of a satisfactory thesis, professional report, or research paper. At the discretion of the faculty, up to one residence unit and 15 credits may be granted, by petition after matriculation, for graduate work done elsewhere, including Cornell-supervised professional field experience. Doctoral degree candidates often begin in Cornell's Master of Regional Planning program; applications are also welcomed from outside the university.

Historic preservation planning (M.A.).
This program prepares students for work in the history and preservation of buildings in a variety of urban and rural contexts. Two years of course work normally are needed. Students are required to complete sixty credits, including a six-credit thesis. A basic core of three preservation courses and two semesters of course work in American architectural history is also required; if not satisfied by prior undergraduate work, it should be completed in the first year at Cornell. Students are strongly encouraged to seek summer employment in the field.


Contact Information

Website: http://aap.cornell.edu/academics/crp
Email: crp_admissions@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-4376

235 Sibley Dome
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6701

Concentrations by Subject

City and Regional Planning

  • city and regional planning
  • economic development planning: communities and regions
  • international studies in planning
  • land use and environmental planning

Historic Preservation Planning

  • historic preservation planning

Faculty

Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; Historic Preservation Planning: historic preservation planning Research Interests: American Indians and environmental planning; urban planning history; historic preservation planning; urban archaeology
Victoria Beard - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning Research Interests: International development planning, comparative urbanization, community development, poverty alleviation, community-level collective action, social movements, migration and transnational processes, Southeast Asian Studies.
Lourdes Beneria - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions Research Interests: labor markets; gender and work; regional and international development; global restructuring
Richard S Booth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; land use and environmental planning; Historic Preservation Planning: historic preservation planning Research Interests: land-use law; environmental planning; environmental politics; environmental law; critical-area preservation; administrative law
Nancy Brooks - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: urban and environmental economics
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: History of American Urbanism and City Planning, Cultural Landscape Studies, Contemporary Urbanism in China, History and Theory of Urban Design
Suzanne Lanyi Charles - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning Research Interests: Residential Redevelopment, Neighborhood Change, Gentrification, Suburban development/redevelopment.
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; international studies in planning; land use and environmental planning; Historic Preservation Planning: historic preservation planning Research Interests: historic preservation planning; land use; environmental planning; international studies in planning
Pierre Clavel - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: city administration; politics; local economic development
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: applied econometrics; dynamic modeling; planning theory; applied ethics; urban and regional economics
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: planning practice and politics; ethics; critical social theory; negotiation and public dispute resolution
George R. Frantz - (Ithaca) - (Minor Member)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; international studies in planning; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: agricultural land; open space protection; environmental sustainability; urban planning
William W Goldsmith - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning Research Interests: urban studies; Latin American studies; urban poverty; urbanization and environment; international planning; political economy
Shahadat Hossain - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning Research Interests: space and territorialization; participation and development; power, politics and planning; spatial justice and urban citizenship; ethnographic approach to social science research
Dustin C. Jones - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning Research Interests: Real estate development; New Urbanism; form based codes; sprawl; zoning and land use law; municipal law.
Richard C. Kiely - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning Research Interests: community development; participatory planning and research; qualitative research; domestic and global service learning; community-university partnerships
Nicholas Klein - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: transportation planning and policy; social and economic mobility
Neema Kudva - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning Research Interests: land use and environmental planning; economic development planning; international studies in planning
Yael M. Levitte - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: local and regional economic development policy, sustainable development (transportation emphasis)
David B Lewis - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning Research Interests: planning analysis; rural development; regional planning and administrative decentralization in developing countries
Michael Manville - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: transportation policy; local public finance; congestion pricing; collective action
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: Land Use Planning, Participatory and Analytical Geographic Information Systems, Conservation and Sustainability Adaption of the Built Environment, Historic Preservation
Porus D Olpadwala - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: political economy; technology development and transfer; international planning; environment and development
Sidney Saltzman - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning Research Interests: city and regional planning
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; international studies in planning; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: land use and environmental planning; city and regional planning; international studies in planning
Linda Shi - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; international studies in planning; land use and environmental planning Research Interests: environmental and metropolitan regional planning; climate change adaption; environment equity and justice, international development; water and sanitation
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; international studies in planning; land use and environmental planning; Historic Preservation Planning: historic preservation planning Research Interests: building conservation technology; survey and documentation methods for preservation; preservation economics and finance; urban history
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning Research Interests: authoritarianism; Chinese politics; urbanization; redistribution and information
Concentrations: City and Regional Planning: city and regional planning; economic development planning: communities and regions; international studies in planning Research Interests: community development; economic development; state and local government policy