The 21st century will see most of us living in urban areas. As a result, policymakers will need creative solutions to the economic, social, environmental and political challenges facing cities, within the context of a complex and integrated global economy. More densely populated communities pose special challenges as well as opportunities. For instance, New York City has the lowest energy consumption and carbon output per capita of any city in the United States. We need more rigorous analysis and effective policy development to meet the challenges and leverage the opportunities of metropolitan areas.
Unlike traditional Master of Public Policy degrees which often rely primarily or exclusively on economic analysis, the Master of Urban and Regional Policy incorporates a more interdisciplinary focus — economics, sociology, political science, law, etc. The Master of Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental systems, land use and transportation systems, infrastructure development, and housing and community development.
The program equips graduates with the technical and analytical skills needed to think strategically about developing and implementing plans at the neighborhood, city, or regional level.
Through this program you will become part of the next generation of experts and leaders dedicated to creating livable and sustainable cities everywhere.
Go to www.northeastern.edu/murp for more information.