Bioregional Planning & Community Design
The Bioregional Planning and Community Design Program is in the process of closing. Current students are completing their degrees, and we are no longer accepting applications. Please contact the CAA Dean’s Office with questions.
Our Future: A New Approach to Planning
With rapid change facing cities and small towns throughout the country, we are in jeopardy of losing the unique sense of place that defines these cities and towns. At the same time, today’s planners are seeking an education that meets the changing needs of communities in an increasingly global world.
Fostering Innovation & Diversity
The Bioregional Planning and Community Design (BIOP) program challenges the traditional planning education paradigm by leading with people and place-based community values—not statistics. Led by planning practitioners and a diverse faculty from eight academic units, our curriculum was designed, and is continuously evaluated, to be responsive to today's planning needs. We offer a shared-class format where graduate students and practitioners seeking continuing education come together to explore new concepts and current planning issues from their unique perspectives.
M.S. Bioregional Planning
This interdisciplinary program prepares you for a wide range of career possibilities in the built and natural environments.