City and Regional Planning, also known as Urban Design, is the development and design of plans and programs for the use of urban and regional space. Students of these programs are equipped with the knowledge of theory, technical capacity, collaborative skills, and critical thinking abilities necessary to plan for urban growth, and economic, environmental, and social justice in urban neighborhoods and regions. Graduates will be prepared to work in research, community development, and planning in government and urban agencies and development practices, nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations, and design firms.
Mitchell Sutika Sipus, BFA Art Academy of Cincinnati ’04 and an alumnus of the AICAD New York Studio Residency Program ’02, is an interdisciplinary Urban Planner who now creates unique solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems. He has conducted successful projects in Kenya, Egypt, Somalia, and Afghanistan, has spoken at Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his work has been featured in WIRED magazine.