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    Prospective Graduate Student from NYC

    Greetings Folks,

    My interest in Urban Planning has recently been peeked! Initially I had planned to go to school for my MBA but after admitting to myself that I will NEVER, EVER study for the GMAT, I searched for other options. I was stoked when I learned about this industry! Urban Planning definitely relates closer to the kind of work I want to do. I'm currently researching the program at Hunter College in Manhattan. The kind of work I'm interested in relates to low income Black and Brown communities. I want to look at ways to develop communities without DEVELOPING them beyond recognition. I'd like to research ways to develop desolate communities in a way that involves community organizing so that the people who live there are actually involved and vested in it. And in neighborhoods that are abandoned, how can we get community members to invest in rebuilding? Additionally, I'm interested in this same model on an international level, focusing on "third world" countries.

    If anyone wants to talk about this or has information, experience to share, please do!

    Peace.

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    Greetings from the great state of Ohio. And welcome to Cyburbia and the world of Planning. Enjoy the site!
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    Welcome from the Hoosier State.

    We had a thread that might interest you - grocery gap in inner-cities
    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=32808
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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
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    Hello from Upstate NY!
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