I'm looking for a master's program that has strengths in urban redevelopment. I've lived in a small city for most of my life (Scranton, PA) minus going away to college at Penn State. Since Scranton is apart of the Rust Belt, it has been in decline a good portion of the 20th century and redevelopment efforts are finally coming to fruition. Scranton's rich industrial history in tandem with its fairly poor infrastructure has imbued me with a strong desire to commit to an urban planning program in which I can somehow merge both elements of historic preservation and physical planning to contribute to urban redevelopment.
Right now, I'm definitely applying to SUNY-Buffalo and UVa and I would like to apply to at least three or four other schools. Unfortunately, I really don't know of any other schools in which my academic interests would be a good fit. If anyone could shed some light on possible schools or other possible academic avenues, I would be grateful.