I have been surfing the web all day long looking for information about Historic Preservation Planning.
I am currently a Community Development major/Architectural Studies minor undergrad and want to continue to grad school for a Masters in Planning with some sort of historic preservation/neighborhood and downtown revitalization concentration. I am passionate about old buildings and hate to see them be torn down to make way for an ugly fast food joint. I also grew up in a small town whose downtown died when the "mall" was built.
What I'm getting at is...I have found very few grad programs that offer anything similar to my interests and no way of really knowing if the program(s) will prepare me for the "real world". I've looked at Ball State, U of Arizona, Arizona State,U of Oregon, U of NM and some of the NY schools. I really want to get away from snow and the humid south does not interest me either. Any suggestions?????
I also am wondering if there are any sites for jobs in the Historic Preservation Planning field out there. Seen any????
I would love to talk to anyone who is in the field...Hellooooo, anyone out there???