Seabishop said:As careers go, most of "urban design" jobs want to see some sort of architectural background mixed in with the planning. Experience with AutoCad or other design programs is a help. Personally, I fantasize about getting an architectural degree someday :-e.
ts corbitt said:for a moment there...I thought all you guys fantasized about was "sleepovers..."
good to see you are expanding your horizons....
Urban Design is not 'big architecture'. A friend of mine once described it as design concerned with the spaces between buildings as much as the buildings themselves. I like this definition.
I would go on, but have prattled too much already.
So if one has no design background - what are the best degree options if one is looking to get into this business?
I ask because I have no design background - hence the question - but I have a background in economics and philosophy. I am wondering what types of programs I should consider and if I have a shot at all at getting into urban design (broadly construed).
Is urban planning - even with a design concentration/certificate - less well regarded than urban design - i.e., MLA or an MArch?