Greetings all! I'm an American living in New Zealand. As if moving to NZ wasn't enough of a change for me, I'm now plotting a career move from IT to the exciting world of urban planning.
After a few years hanging out upside down on the bottom of the globe, I'm leaning toward moving back to the states to do my masters in planning. Portland, Seattle, and the Bay Area are my top picks geographically. Can anyone make any recommendations about the quality of masters programs in those cities (I've seen accredited programs at Portland State, Berkeley, and UW)? Is there any hope of a beginning planner getting work in those cities once he's graduated?
This looks like a great site with lots of active participants. I hope to enjoy many a lively discussion here.