The Planning Program brings together students from diverse but related backgrounds, including public policy, environmental studies, geography, architecture, economics and real estate development. Through visiting professors and lecturers of various educational backgrounds and professional experiences, students are introduced to new ideas and opportunities. Field-study and community outreach are essential aspects of the Program. Students may participate in Expanded Horizons, an on-site field study, and serve Detroit neighborhoods through the Detroit Community Partnership Center, Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program and the Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Work Study Program. Students publish Agora, the Planning and Urban Design student journal, and run the Urban Planning Student Association.