REGIONAL + CITY PLANNING
Planning the Future
Faculty in the Division of Regional and City Planning (RCPL) prepare students to address the challenges that face the cities, towns and rural areas of Oklahoma and the nation. The OU RCPL program, founded in 1947, is one of the oldest programs west of the Mississippi River. RCPL students, like those in other divisions of the OU College of Architecture, have access to a multidisciplinary learning environment and a low student-faculty ratio that allows them to work closely with faculty and gain insight from faculty expertise. The Division of Regional and City Planning’s focus on communication and experience better prepares graduates for the collaborative work of successful city planning professionals.
“I had previous professional work experience in a planning-adjacent field and while I learned how to do the job, I did not fully understand the context or why. Attending the urban planning program at OU gave me the in-depth knowledge I needed to fully understand the how and why of planning.”
Mark W. Zitzow
Urban Planner at Johnson & Associates, Inc.
“I spent 3 weeks in Lusaka, Zambia as a member of a mixed team of architects, landscape architects, and city planning students… it was amazing to see how professionals worked in the field, as well as how our group collaborated and came together to put out a formal proposal that the client eventually developed.”
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at Oklahoma Department of Transportation