Expanded Horizons


Expanded Horizons is a one-credit intensive onsite field study conducted each fall by urban and regional planning graduate students.

Students travel to a selected city or urban region for an extended weekend to meet with various city and regional planning professionals, neighborhood associations, urban designers, and architects. In addition, students tour major urban development sites and programs.

Since its inception in 1989, Expanded Horizons has traveled to many cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. Expanded Horizons is an engaging opportunity to explore the different fields of planning, see planning in action, discover a new city, and bond with classmates.

/ Past Experiences

2023 – Cincinnati

Expanded Horizons: Cincinnati, Ohio // Fall 2023

2022 – Chicago

Expanded Horizons 2022 - Chicago

2021 – Indianapolis (Virtual)

2019 – Buffalo

Expanded Horizons 2019 - Buffalo

2018 – Detroit

2017 – Cleveland

M.U.R.P. 2017 - 2018

2016 – Milwaukee

Expanded Horizons 2016 - Milwaukee

2015 – Pittsburgh

Expanded Horizons 2015

2014 – Chicago