Planetizen has released its list of the top 25 graduate programs in urban planning as part of the 5th Edition of the Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, and the Department of City & Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design was ranked as the second best graduate program in the country.
After completing a large-scale data collection effort during the winter and spring of 2016-2017, Planetizen worked with statistical consultant Thomas Tseng, principal of Sengo Insights, LLC, to produce the Guide's rankings. Throughout the process, Planetizen consulted with a special committee of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning to ensure that the 5th Edition met the highest standards of data collection and analysis.
To help potential students make informed decisions, the Guide includes profiles of current graduate students and professional planners, breakdowns of the rankings by categories, like region and school size, and a detailed profile page for planning master's programs in the United States.
"The goal of the Guide is to provide the best possible information about graduate planning programs so graduate students can make an informed decision for entering a critical and evolving field," says Chris Steins, editor and chief of Planetizen.