Where should a geek go to grad school to study urban planning?
May 14, 2008 12:20 PM Subscribe
Where should a computer science geek go to grad school to study urban planning?
posted by zvs to Education (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've just graduated with a BS in computer science, but realized not so long ago that it wasn't really where I wanted to be in five years. What I really want to do is study urban planning, a pretty radical departure from my past academic career. That said, computer science is still where most of my skills lie, and I'd like to pursue a path that merges the two interests. I'll probably never escape technical work entirely.
Aside from MIT and Berkeley, I'd love to know if anybody has hints on where I could find a fairly nerd-oriented course of study in planning. I've heard good things about Waterloo, but I'm mostly working blind at the present time. My grades as an undergraduate engineer were OK (not good enough to guarantee MIT/Berkeley or anything), and at a well-regarded institution.
Thanks in advance!
[P.S.: I'm an American who also holds Schengen citizenship, so schools within either the US or the EU are definitely within the realm of possibility -- if they're taught in English, Spanish or Dutch.]
[P.P.S.: This is my first try at Ask, so if I'm breaking protocol please feel free to abuse me appropriately.]