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List of Top Urban Design and Planning Schools and Colleges

Urban design and planning is the use of resources like location and land to improve and build upon a city's social and economic environments. The goal of urban design is to improve communities, attract businesses and make the area a safer and better place to live and work. Individuals can prepare for a career in this field by attending a college degree program. Continue reading to learn more about urban design programs offered by schools throughout the United States.

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Top Urban Design and Planning Schools and Colleges

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus #64 nationwide. Princeton Review called the school one of the best Midwestern colleges. At the undergraduate level, students can learn about urban studies while pursuing a Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science. The coursework is similar in each program; students learn about public budgeting, suburbia, culture interactions and nonprofit management. At the graduate level, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning program is available to those with a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. There are also joint- and dual-degree programs in landscape architecture, social work and civil engineering.

Contact Info

  • Address: 100 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
  • Phone Number: (612) 625-5000

Ohio State University

In addition to being called one of the best Midwestern colleges in 2010 by Princeton Review, Ohio State University was ranked #56 on the list of best national schools by U.S. News and World Report. The city and regional planning at the School of Architecture here is ideal for students interested in urban design. This major can be completed at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree level. A sample of the curriculum at the undergraduate level includes such courses as project and policy analysis in planning, legal and institutional framework for planning, city planning history, data analysis, planning communication and city planning for the contemporary world.

Contact Info

  • Address: 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210
  • Phone Number: (614) 292-6446

List of Twenty Urban Design and Planning Schools and Colleges

School Name Annual Student EnrollmentAddressPhone Number
Arizona State University 68,064 Tempe, Arizona 85287 (480) 965-9011
Ohio State University 53,715 190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (614) 292-6446
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 51,659 100 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (612) 625-5000
The University of Texas at Austin 50,995 Austin, Texas 78712 (512) 471-3434
University of Florida 50,691 355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (352) 392-3261
Texas A & M University 48,702 College Station, Texas 77843 (979) 845-3211
Michigan State University 47,071 East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (517) 355-1855
University of Washington 45,943 1400 NE Campus Pkwy., Seattle, Washington 98195 (206) 543-2100
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 43,881 601 E. John St., Champaign, Illinois 61820 (217) 333-1000
New York University 43,404 70 Washington Sq. South, New York, New York 10012 (212) 998-1212
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 41,674 440 Church St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (734) 764-1817
University of Wisconsin-Madison 41,654 500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (608) 262-1234
Florida State University 39,785 211 Westcott Bldg, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (850) 644-2525
University of Arizona 38,767 1401 E. University, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (520) 621-2211
University of California, Los Angeles 38,550 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, California 90095 (310) 825-4321
Rutgers University 37,366 83 Somerset St., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 (732) 932-1766
University of Maryland-College Park 37,195 College Park, Maryland 20742 (301) 405-1000
Temple University 36,507 1801 North Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 (215) 204-7000
University of California, Berkeley 35,830 University Ave., Berkeley, California 94720 (510) 642-6000
University of North Texas 35,003 Chestnut Ave., Denton, Texas 76203 (940) 565-2000
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