I'm planning to apply to masters planning programs this fall, and would like to get opinions on top schools for a returning student (I graduated from undergrad 5 years ago) with no direct planning work experience interested in environmental planning/resource management (esp. water mgt). I'm in California now but would like to return back east (or, at least, more east; at least from Minnesota to Texas east). I'd like to go to a school with a strong reputation that will be respected nationally, since I'm not sure where in the county I'll end up. From the accredited list, I'm most impressed by UM-Ann Arbor & Cornell, but I'd like to get the views of those in the field before deciding where to apply. Any thoughts?