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    Dec 2004
    Portland, OR

    being an academic planner

    Is there anyone on here who makes a living as planning/urban studies/etc faculty? My mother is an ecologist and I'm jealous about how much she gets to travel, going to conferences internationally and giving talks, etc. If you get a Ph.D. in urban planning and get a position at a university, are there many opportunities for international conferences and that sort of thing?

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Mar 2004
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    As far as I'm concerned, being a faculty member w/PhD is like being on vacation for the rest of your life......just publish a few items over your career and travel, enjoy summers, sabbatical....on and on and on..... oh and you don't have to put up with the headaches of "doing" whatever it is that your teaching......not to mention dealing with people that aren't beholden to you for silly grades, grants or stipends.....The rest of us poor slobs are stuck trying to make things work out here....

    Its great work if you can get it
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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