Welcome to the Department of Community and Regional Planning.
If you care about the present and future sustainability of our neighborhoods, cities, and regions then look no further than the Community and Regional Planning department within the School of Environmental Design at Temple University.
We are practitioners and scholars engaged in developing practice- and policy-based solutions to the pressing social, environmental and economic challenges faced by communities in Philadelphia, the greater Philadelphia region and the US as well as communities across the globe.
We are educating the next generation of leaders with the essential knowledge, skills and values to work collaboratively with stakeholders to establish lasting improvements in the quality of life of residents.
The department offers an accredited Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Community Development. Both programs integrate theory, methods, practice and service learning to provide students with an in-depth understanding of urban problems, ability to craft solutions, and capacity to act and to effect lasting change - Do What Matters!
I welcome you to take the first step toward making lasting positive change - explore our website and learn more about our undergraduate Community Development major, master degree in Community and Regional Planning, or our professional certificates.
Lynn A. Mandarano, Ph.D, P.E.
Acting Department Chair