Does anyone have any thoughts or advice on the comparison between the Ph.D. programs in Urban and Regional Planning at U.C. berkeley versus U.C.L.A? I even looked at U.S.C.'s Ph.D. program in Policy, Planning, and Development, but it is way TOO real estate developer-oriented for me. I eventually see myself researching and studying the academic and professional relationship between urban history, community design, green building techniques, and New Urbanism.
I plan on relocating to the Bay Area in the next year, but in a few years from now I know I will want to pursue my doctorate in planning on the west coast (California).
Any advice is much appreciated.