I am at a crossroads, wondering if architecture or planning will get me where I want to go with a career...which is not a ladder-climbing position at a city firm, but something more "grassroots" in sustainable community design.
I have a young daughter and a husband who are flexible - we are willing to move for schooling and are also very interested in travel overseas. I would like to be able to work/research sustainable communities while we travel and eventually (following school and travel) settle somewhere rural.
I guess my question is one of priorities: I am not necessarily interested in a top-notch school, nor do I want to work in a city office (for long). Would it be better to pursue planning (what I've heard, it leads to "better" hours, perhaps more work in community planning) or architecture (more creative freedom?)
Thanks for your thoughts,