Does anyone out there have any opinions on how an urban planning program in a design/architecture school ultimately compares with one in a policy school?
To put this into context, I'm trying to decide between USC and Penn, and while Penn clearly wins out in the reputation category, I am unsure if its' traditional strength in the design aspects is what I am looking for. My undergraduate degree was in policy and I maintain a strong interest in causing systemic, not just local changes. Will attending a design based program simply complement my undergraduate background, or will it leave me on loss solid-footing for getting into policy?
Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.