Cal Poly Pomona

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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers two nationally accredited degrees: a four-year Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning degree and a two-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning. The Program's primary goal is to train professional planners interested in improving the quality of the built and natural environments by working to solve environmental, transportation, housing, social, economic and physical design problems at the local, regional and national levels.

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Planning is a profession that is dedicated to helping society manage change. Planners work in cities and regions to guide growth and development, enhance communities, and improve the quality of life.

Planners work for cities and other government agencies, consulting firms, non-profit agencies and private firms.

Planners develop and implement long range plans and projects and they help solve problems in cities and regions. They usually work in teams with other professionals, community members, and elected officials.