I found out about cyburbia from the planetizen, and found out about planetizen from a classmate who also works for a city planning department. These forums are fun and informative.
I am a non-traditional student (read: old bored housewife) almost finished with a bachelor's in urban and regional planning from Eastern Michigan University. It does have a reputation as a party school (it is located practically in the shadow of the illustrius U of M) and has almost non-existent admissions requirements, but at least its program is accredited, one of the few undergrad programs in the country that is. Before that, in my former life, I finished a year of architecture at U of D-Mercy, and 3 years of civil engineering, before I realized that engineering really wasn't very fun. So I got married, had a bunch of kids, got an associate's degree in Construction Technology, and eventually ended up living within commuting distance of EMU.
I declared my major in planning 2 weeks before Sept. 11. That event really did change this country and the world.
I would love to eventually work for any municipal planning department, but face the very real fact that going into an interview cold with no work experience, wearing my muslim head-scarf, is going to put off alot of prospective employers.