University of New Mexico
School of Architecture and Planning
Community and Regional Planning
MCRP - Community and Regional Planning
The mission of the Master of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) degree program is to train students to plan and advocate for sustainable communities and ecosystems within the Southwest regional context through education, service and research. The program's purpose is to provide future planners with the knowledge and skills necessary to support planning by diverse human communities. Students of the CRP program learn to assist communities to create community-based plans and programs that sustain and enhance their culture, resource base, built environment and economic vitality. The program promotes participatory processes that respond to community identities and development needs.The faculty and student body includes prominent scholars, designers, and practitioners who will lead the discipline of architecture well into the new millennium. The school nurtures and celebrates experimentation, criticism, creative thinking, and integrity. Our curriculum emphasizes the universal values of architecture while highlighting specific scholarly perspectives. Faculty members are nationally recognized and respected for their work in several areas: architectural design, professional practice, community design and planning, architecture and children, the history, theory, and criticism of regional issues, visual studies, and sustainability. Excellent faculty and compelling location are the primary attributes that draw students to our Architecture Program.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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