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 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. 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.
2022 - Chicago
2021 - Indianapolis (Virtual)
Cancelled due to university travel restrictions.
2019 - Buffalo
2018 - Detroit
The Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) is happy to announce the location for 2018 Expanded Horizons will be Detroit, Michigan. We feel that many applicants apply to the University of Michigan Master of Urban & Regional Planning Program with an interest in Detroit. The weekend will provide students with opportunities to visit development sites, network with alumni and interact with public and private sector leaders, community-based organizations and a host of other planning-related organizations. Our goal is to strengthen the Master of Urban & Regional Planning Program's tie s to the City of Detroit and enhance students’ understanding of career opportunities they can pursue after graduation.
2017 - Cleveland
2016 - Milwaukee
2015 - Pittsburgh
Expanded Horizons field trip to Pittsburgh blog.