Economic and international development planners work to increase employment opportunities, relieve poverty, build international economic competitiveness, promote human development, and facilitate sustainable growth.
The environmental and physical planning specialization offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UB involves the study of how to use the collaborative planning process to develop and implement plans to resolve four broad sets of problems:
Planners increasingly make use of a wide variety of planning tools and technologies, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, urban visualization and simulation software, forecasting methods, and other interactive information techniques.
The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation program welcomes interested students with educational and professional backgrounds in fields as diverse as architecture, planning, law, archaeology, history, journalism, art history and urban studies.
This specialization focuses on neighborhood planning and central city revitalization. It views neighborhood planning as a citizen-driven process that interweaves the physical, economic and social dimensions of community development into a single fabric.
There are two options for students who wish to fulfill the Generalist Track: The traditional core curriculum which includes additional studio training, and a variant on the traditional core that adds more “methods” courses.