I'm applying for Fall 2011 and know that I would really like to study transit-oriented development, particularly designing high-density, walkable communities centered around mass transit.
I've been assuming all along that this means I should specialize/concentrate in Transportation Planning, so I've been focusing on schools with this strength, and mentioned this in all my personal statements, etc.
However, I just realized recently that maybe this is more of a Land Use or Environmental topic? I know it's possible to change a concentration at any time, so I'm not worried about that so much as just knowing where I should be putting my focus, looking at schools that specialize in the right area, and reaching out to faculty who study my interest.
Anyone know where TOD tends to fall - Transportation or Land Use - from experience in their program?? Thanks!!