I am currently a undergrad preparing to submit my applications for a masters planning program for Fall of 2012. I am doing some extra "planning" (HAha... planning joke) to find out what schools would be best for me. My ultimate goal is to plan internationally in Latin America and the Caribbean, but I want to start off in the Southeast United States then go abroad. A city that I would love to plan in the US is Miami ( any comments on experience there would be much appreciated!!) I have narrowed down what my top three focuses would be: Economic Development, Community Development, and or Transportation planning. (There is a struggle between transportation and Community Development) I have had two internships, one with a county economic development firm and the other with a regional transportation agency. Therefore, I am familiar with two of the fields that I have listed. The schools that I am interested in are UCLA, Cornell, GA Tech, and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. I have identified Cornell and UIUC for their international programs and UCLA and GA TECH for their overall strength as planning schools. As of now the only thing I know about these programs is what they say on the website. If possible I would love to hear some feedback about the schools that I have listed or about other schools that could help me fulfill my goal. Sorry for the long post!!
I appreciate the help!