The Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia) L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs offers a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) degree with a concentration in community revitalization.
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program envisions a better future by enhancing the quality of life in mature communities and regions, particularly in Virginia, but also elsewhere in the United States and abroad, through strong planning education, high-quality scholarship and professional planning practices. The goals for the program are to:
- Create a diverse learning environment that cultivates engagement of diverse participants — both students and faculty — in the program.
- Prepare students to be effective practitioners in a variety of planning-related organizations, especially in mature communities and regions, with competence in the preparation, presentation and implementation of professional plans and in doing planning-related work.
- Produce scholarship that increases knowledge and understanding of sustainability and planning support systems as well as the development of innovative methodological approaches and solutions to address issues related to sustainable community development.
- Provide useful planning services to mature communities and regions, in cooperation with private and public planners, as appropriate.
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