It is without a doubt that planners and planning organizations will be faced with opportunities to work in different countries, cultures, and contexts. Not only has the need for internationally experienced planners increased, but also the need for them to be able to address the local emergent issues that are rooted in internationalization and globalization. At Pratt Institute, we believe in preparing our students with not only the tools, but also the perspective to approach these complex issues while evaluating the milieu of local environment, equity and economics concerns. Pratt Institute's Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development Department is happy to be able to accommodate and expand its international course portfolio and provide unique experiences to its students and alumni, as well as students and professionals from local academic institutions and organizations.
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” - Samuel Johnson
International Study Opportunities
PSPD is currently offering the following international courses for the 2010-2011 academic year:
- Goa, India (Fall 2010/Spring 2011). Community Planning in Goa, India. Goa Studio course description. Signup CLOSED
- Tokyo, Japan (Summer 2011). Tokyo: Planning and Urbanism course description. Signup OPEN
Regularly offered courses with international components have included travel to:
- Istanbul, Turkey (Summer 2010).
- Sao Paulo, Brazil (Spring 2010). The Right to the City O Direito a Cidade. Course description.
- Berlin, Germany (Summer 2010). Future Waterfronts/Mediaspree, ARS Summer Academy.
Upcoming Info Sessions
There are currently no planned info sessions.
APA & AIA Credits
We are currently in the process of applying for APA Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and AIA Continuing Education System (CES) credits for our international courses. Please check individual courses or contact a trip advisor for more information.
Global Perspectives Online
Sustainable Development Works: A website developed by the 2010-2011 Goa studio team, intended to be a community resource for the people of Agonda, Parra and, more broadly, citizens in Goa who are interested in the down-top planning process that has been spurred on by the Regional Plan for Goa - 2021.
Dandekar, H. (2009). A Multiuniversity Planning Studio at the World Planning Congress: An Opportunity for International Planning Education. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 28. Pp. 382-290.