I was hoping I could ask for advice - I am considering taking an urban design degree (masters) next year. Do you think there is any disadvantage to having a degree in urban design specifically, as opposed to an architecture degree with an urban design speciality? As well, the program I am looking at is not certified - is this something I should be concerned about?
I guess I'm a little unsure as to what an urban designer does as opposed to a city planner (both in a firm and government roles). What would the daily typical activities be? How much time is spent in the office (reading? writing? researching?) vs. the field (surveying, etc?) As you can see, I have lots of questions!
Absolutley ANY advice/info you can provide about urban design would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much!