MCRP Planning Studio

In SCARP’s Planning Studio, graduate students of the 2-year professionally-accredited Master of Community and Regional Planning program partner with community, municipal, and private-sector organizations as consultants, in a joint venture to identify problems and formally propose feasible solutions. 

These important real-world projects benefit from partner relationships between students, faculty advisors, and project partners. Projects can be oriented towards exploratory research, policy, urban design, or more.  

Benefit from the creative and intellectual energy 
of SCARP students and faculty 
with SCARP's Planning Studio,

A consultational joint venture
between SCARP and your organization, ​​​
​delivering high quality products on time
and in line with partner expectations. 

The Planning Studio is an intensive 8-month professionally-oriented course and a requirement for second-year MCRP students. 

In the Planning Studio, students benefit from: 

  • Working through real-world planning problems with real partners 
  • Witnessing and contributing to the iterative processes of their classmates with their respective projects.  

Students bring: 

  • A high degree of professionalism 
  • A strong work ethic 
  • A commitment to pursuing the needs and objectives of project partners.  

How it works 

Students will be organized into teams of three or four, based on their skills, interests, and experience. Faculty will make every effort to ensure that the student teams assigned to each project have the required skills and capacity necessary to complete the requirements and deliver a high-quality product. In rare cases the required skillset may not be available to meet all needs across all projects and project deliverables and expectations will be adjusted in consultation with project partners. 

Details for implementation will be given as your program progresses. 

Partner with us or start a conversation!

SCARP welcomes new partnerships with a wide variety of organizations working in planning, broadly defined. Organizations interested in partnering with the SCARP Planning Studio are encouraged to discuss project ideas with the Studio leads ASAP.

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