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Travel / Expanded Horizons

Expanded Horizons is an intensive on-site field study conducted each fall by graduate students in urban planning at the University of Michigan. A city or urban region is selected, and planning students travel there for an extended weekend to meet with various city and regional planning professionals as well as neighborhood associations, urban designers, and even architects. In addition, students tour major urban development sites and programs.

Since its inception in 1989, Expanded Horizons has traveled to a number of cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. Most recently, students traveled to Minneapolis and St. Paul for five days.

Expanded Horizons is a wonderful opportunity to explore the different fields of planning, see planning in action, discover a new city, and bond with your fellow classmates.

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