Hi! So, as you can see from the title I'm currently in High School (I'm starting my sophomore year in a few weeks) and seeing as college is right around the corner, I wanted to get a rough idea what exactly I want to do with my life. So, without further ado, here are some questions that I hope you'll take the time to answer.
1. What are some good colleges that have strong urban planning/design schools on the East Coast (preferably in the BosWash)
2. I've read/heard that most schools do not offer an undergraduate degree for urban planning so would be a typical degree that I could get to lead me into a masters degree in planning?
3. Is ACIP accreditation really necessary?
4. What are the typical job prospects for an urban planner. Is it really a growing field? What's the typical salary?
5. What is a typical day/week for an urban planner? How much work is expected?
6. I've also wanted to be on the development side of urban planning like real estate [re]development (like a mini-mixture of James Rouse/Robert Moses/Donald Trump/Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company). So, is this even realistic/possible, and if so, is there any other steps I should take to achieve it?
So, that's pretty much it. I look forward to reading your responses! And thanks in advance!