The Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) provides sophisticated analytical skills combined with a thorough understanding of how cities and regions work for graduates who will occupy key research and policy-making positions in an array of urban-focused public, non-profit and private sector institutions.
Program graduates will be part of the next generation of key strategists in urban and regional policymaking, leaders with the ability to analyze global economic, technological and social trends, develop policy responses designed to enable their respective cities and regions to adapt to those trends, and move those policies toward implementation.
The Program’s uniqueness is its strong emphasis on a curriculum integrating theoretical thinking on sustainability and urban development with a “research toolkit” spanning an array of cutting-edge analytical techniques and methodologies.
The program is premised on the need for urban policy analysts and practitioners to better understand two critical issues about the 21st century metropolitan area: (1) the opportunities and challenges for cities and suburbs of being part of a fully globalized economy and (2) the opportunities and challenges for sustainability in a world of dwindling resources and environmental constraints. These challenges require more intergrated approaches, and new kinds of urban policy experts and leaders.
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