i have enjoyed reading some of the threads posted. I am a recent recipient of a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies at the U of Utah. As much as I enjoyed the major, there were a number of things that i didn't get too excited about. I am very interested in the well-being of communities and cities. I strongly believe that the interrelationship between environments-humans is reciprocal and often tenuous. Architecture is often "in the clouds" and doesn't address the larger scope of our cities. I was very turned off with the perceived arrogance and dominance-complexes of many of the architects I met. I guess they have to be that way to sell themselves.
anyway, I am highly considering pursuing a master's degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in community development.
I would appreciate any additional advice and thoughts on the field of planning. I would like to know what professionals love and dislike about their careers in planning. It is hard to know what you want in life when you haven't experienced everything in the world!