Throughout the School of Architecture and Planning, students are guided by the mission of “Building Stewardship.”  The CUA+P Master of City & Regional Planning program works at the intersection of design, policy, and social and environmental responsibility to train students to become stewards of the built, natural, and cultural environments. 

Though not solely a design-based curriculum, the M.C.R.P. builds on Catholic University’s strong tradition of education in architecture and sustainability to prepare students to become both generalist planners and steward planners.  To address the growing need for planning and design interventions that include environmental impacts, students in the City and Regional Planning program explore various methods of creating better environments through the use of sustainable design practices and planning principles.