City & Regional Planning and Community Development

The City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University educate students to become leaders who collaborate with diverse communities to establish lasting improvements for residents.

Students both engage the challenges and leverage the opportunities of cities in their coursework, taking advantage of the deep resources of Temple—a leading public research university—to perform their own hands-on research and service learning across Philadelphia. Tyler’s faculty of forward-thinking practitioners are dedicated to personal mentorship that includes access to their networks of professionals, organizations and agencies.

By integrating theory, interdisciplinary practice and experiential learning, Tyler’s City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs prepare students for a range of careers in government, nonprofits and the private sector. 

Resources

  • Philadelphia and its surrounding neighborhoods serve as a living lab for coursework as well as hands-on learning and service.

  • More than 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art thinker and maker spaces in Tyler’s joint Architecture and Art buildings, ripe for interdisciplinary collaboration, experimentation, innovation and exchanges of ideas.


Community events and partnerships
Connections with the American Planning Association as well as government, non-profit and community organizations offer students opportunities for engagement that align with Tyler’s curriculum. The region’s robust alumni network also provides access to a range of internships.

Student communities
The Temple Student Planning Organization, Temple Community Development Club and other related student organizations engage in professionally-focused extracurricular and service activities.

The Philadelphia Architecture and Design College Fair
The Philadelphia Architecture and Design College Fair is a great opportunity for high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors to learn about programs in architecture and the environmental design disciplines. Details about this year’s event can be found here.

 

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Upcoming Events

News

  • William J. Cohen's new book, "Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture," now available

    William J. Cohen, PhD, FAICP and associate professor of practice in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's City & Regional Planning Program released his latest...

  • Tyler alumnus creates mural with Philadelphia high school students to enhance community

    In spring 2019, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Community Development alumnus Jon Fiamoncini (BSCD ‘19) helped create a mural and garden at Philadelphia’s George ...

  • Vision Zero Conference PHL 2019

    The Tyler School of Art and Architecture's City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs are excited to be the local host and sponsor for the VisionZ...

  • Undergraduate
  • City & Regional Planning Accelerated Program Option: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science + Master of Science (BA/BS+MS)

    The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science + Master of Science (BA/BS+MS) in City & Regional Planning program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture enables eligible undergraduate students to earn a BA or BS from any major at Temple al... More More about City & Regional Planning Accelerated Program Option: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science + Master of Science (BA/BS+MS)

  • Graduate
    Alumni Spotlight

    Jason Hachadorian

    Jason Hachadorian

    Jason Hachadorian (MS CRP '15) is heading to Washington to work as a research assistant focusing on Innovation Districts with the Brookings Institution. Like many who land in the nation’s capital, he wants to use his talents to affect positive change, particularly in urban centers. “Cities right now are enjoying a real resurgence. After decades of people leaving urban centers, people are moving back to cities,” said Hachadorian, 26, of Collegeville, who graduated with an M.S. in Community and Regional Planning from Temple in May. “The focus now needs to be on how to handle this influx of people and apply sound redevelopment strategies to accommodate them. As a planner, you develop on-the-ground knowledge of how cities work in addition to learning how to communicate and mediate between different stakeholders, recognizing changes in demographics and the environmental realities cities face.” More