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Planning Minor

Understand how zoning, traffic, building density, and recreational facilities impact communities. Learn to develop master plans for communities and regions.

    What Will I Learn?

    Planning courses teach you how to prepare master plans that will benefit neighborhoods, communities, cities, and regions. Support courses include material on the geography of population, transportation, social services, utilities, and solid-waste-disposal systems. Other topics include natural resource planning, land-use planning, and the delivery of municipal services (which involves the planning of police patrol routes, the location of firehouses and emergency medical services, and ways of making school bus routes shorter and more efficient). One of the newest planning-related applications includes the use of GIS for Homeland Security.

    What is Unique About Our Program?

    Our planning minor is one of only a few in New York.

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