I am a senior nearing graduation, planning on going to grad school for urban planning. I would like to go to a graduate school that is somewhat tailored to my interests in planning.
*Please keep in mind: Since I have not gone to school for it yet, I do not know much about urban planning or the lingo...
I am very interested in going into a field that plans cities according to being self-sustaining. For example, incorporating agricultural zoning into major cities..A city that can feed itself..that sort of thing. As you can probably tell, I lack urban planning knowledge to accurately describe my interest. Hoping to improve on that before my statement of purpose. This is why I seek help, any advice or direction will much apreciated!!
Can anybody direct me to any books on this topic (example: like New Urbanism), any scholars/doctors who teach something that somewhat resembles the description above? And what University do they teach? Any university..all-inclusive..even ivy, and big name planning (MIT, Berkley, ect.).
Im trying to find the school(s) that are the right fit for me.