Community + Regional Planning
The mission of the Community and Regional Planning Department is to plan and advocate with communities, especially in the Southwest, for sustainable futures by delivering professional education, providing service, and engaging in transformative research. The Department provides quality education to support planning that is responsive to people and place and offering different paths to affect change. We work with communities to create community-based plans, programs and policies, and to recognize and mobilize existing community capacity. The purpose is to sustain and enhance culture, natural and built environments, economic vitality and social justice.