City and Regional Planning
Pratt’s accredited 60-credit City and Regional Planning program graduates practitioners with the technical, strategic thinking, and collaborative know-how to plan and implement equity-building improvements for neighborhoods, cities, and metropolitan areas.
All four programs inside the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment focus on applied research. Through studios, theses, capstones, demonstration projects, research initiatives, partnerships and public programs, students have an opportunity to make an impact. To learn more about our approach and collaborations visit the Research and Impact page.
The City and Regional Planning program at Pratt ranks third nationally among master’s degree-granting institutions that do not also grant PhDs. Pratt ranks 25th nationally among all programs, including those that grant PhDs. It ranks 9th in the Northeast region, and 13th among all programs offering part-time study. (The rankings are in the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs—the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.)
The challenges facing 21st century cities require an integrative approach that balances city and community, long-term vision, and DIY action.The role of a Pratt planner extends far beyond zoning regulation. Over are the days when the planner was an objectively removed technical assistant. Our place in the political spectrum defines who we are as planners, preservationists, placemakers and sustainability experts—in content and process—and informs our notions of how change can take place. What we do is overtly political even if we may not always speak of our work in these terms.