We are city planning and community development practitioners and scholars engaged in developing designs, programs, policies, and other solutions to the pressing social, environmental, and economic challenges facing communities in the 21st century. We are educating the next generation of leaders with the essential knowledge, skills, and values to work collaboratively with stakeholders to establish lasting improvements in the quality of life of residents.
The department offers a BS Community Development and MS City and Regional Planning, which is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. Both programs integrate theory, methods, practice, and service learning to provide students with in-depth understanding of urban problems, ability to craft solutions, and capacity to act -- to make an impact.
Located on a vibrant, urban campus in the heart of Philadelphia - a great city to learn and practice community development and city planning.
We offer the following academic programs
- Bachelor of Science in Community Development
- Master of Science in City and Regional Planning
- Plus +1 Accelerated Masters
- Minors and Certificates
If you care about the present and future sustainability of neighborhoods, cities, and regions then look no further than Planning & Community Development.