Geography & Regional Planning - GARP

Westfield State University

For Credit? Yes

Credential(s): Bachelor's Degree

Program Description:

Study within the Department of Geography and Regional Planning (GARP) leads to a B.S. degree in Regional Planning. This professional undergraduate degree prepares students for the vital work of designing livable, equitable, and sustainable communities, with a focus on implementing positive change. As a field, Regional Planning is engaged in understanding, evaluating, and improving the human-built environment, while maintaining the health of natural systems. Planners take on the challenges of neighborhood improvement, affordable housing, economic development, multi-modal transportation, green infrastructure, alternative energy, disaster mitigation, healthy food systems, and more.

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