April 29, 2016

Here’s the Plan for VCU’s Plan-Off 2016!

Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is holding its 5th Annual Plan Off! today, April 29. The tournament will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia Housing Center, 4224 Cox Rd. in Glen Allen. The event is open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Wilder School and VHDA, Plan-Off 2016! enables 13 graduate students in the school’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program to compete against each another by pitching their solution to a real-world planning, public policy or management problem before a panel of judges.

Pitches represent a condensed version of a semester-long project developed by each student for an actual client. This year’s plans cover a variety of topics in eastern Virginia, from extending bus service in Richmond to promoting tourism in eastern Henrico County to redevelopment in Stafford.

“The Plan-Off allows our students to showcase the skills they have developed to a panel of professionals,” said Dr. Meghan Gough, chair of the Urban and Regional Studies/Planning program. “The MURP program blends both theory and real-world experience to give students the knowledge they need to successfully pursue their interests.”

For more information, see the Plan Off 2016! event page or contact Dr. Meghan Gough mzgough@vcu.edu.

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