Planning & Community Development

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Department Renamed Planning and Community Development

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Out with the old and in with the new.

On March 15, 2016 the Temple University Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the department to Planning & Community Development and graduate degree to MS City and Regional Planning.  Faculty in the department requested the department name change to reflect the focus of its academic programs and faculty expertise.  The department offers an MS Community and Regional Planning and BS Community Development.   Likewise changing the name of the graduate program to MS City and Regional Planning more accurately describes the degree, which has been accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board since 2012.  The department name change is effective immediately and the degree name change will go into effective at the start of the new academic year on July 1, 2016.

These are very exciting times for the Planning department at Temple University.