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    May 2009
    New City

    Civil engineering for potential planners?

    I am about to start my masters degree at SUNY Albany hopefully to specialize in Land Use/Environmental Planning. The program offers an opportunity to take courses at a nearby college offering Civil Engineering courses... Any advice or recommendations for choosing a class in this field that may supplement my area of study?

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    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Mar 2004
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    Any civil plan set design class they might have would be a good choice.
    The civil basics of drainage and conveyance.....
    and then there would be the classic classes:

    A class on how to ignore staff and do what you want anyway? So prevalent in Civil Engieering they must be offering courses at the college level

    I'm sure it's a companion class to:

    How to manipulate politicians and obtain the civil engineering solution your client needs to save a ton of money at the expense of the publics safety and welfare
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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
    Feb 1998
    Greensburg, Kansas
    An introductory course in environmental engineering really helped me. It was the basics of sewerage and septic systems, pest control, health issues, yada, yada. Learned a few phrases so that civils would not look down their noses at me.

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