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    Resource to know about the profession

    Hey, friends.

    I am now considering possibility to get Masters in Urban Planning. I have read lots of threads about what this profession is (and what it is not as well), but this threads are mostly about some particular issues, not about the profession itself.

    What I really wonder is if there is any course or resource that could make kind of induction into the profession. Main duties, typical tasks etc. Or, maybe, some people to speak/chat/mail with who could make such induction.

    The thing is that I live in Moscow, Russia, so there are really no universities that I could visit in something like open doors day to talk with the teachers and professionals.

    What would you suggest.

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    Welcome to Cyburbia! Glad to have you. Start reading the forum. There is lots of information sprinkled about. In the United States our governing body is located at www.planning.org . They have a good deal of information about planning and our profession.

    As for online courses, different U.S. universities offer these classes for their students, but that requires you to get into to college here or pay for credits. I am not aware of a free class about planning.

    Good luck.
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    Hi there

    Although this is my first post, I've read a lot, that is why I am looking for some external source

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