The Planning Studio is a required course in the second year of the two-year professionally accredited Master of Regional and Community Planning Program. Students benefit from working through real-world planning problems with real partners and will additionally benefit from witnessing and contributing to the iterative processes of their classmates with their respective projects. Students bring a high degree of professionalism, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to pursuing the needs and objectives of project partners. Students will be organized into teams of three or four based on their skills, interests and experience. Faculty will make every effort to ensure that the student teams assigned to each project have the required skills and capacity necessary to complete the requirements and deliver a high quality product. In rare cases the required skillset may not be available to meet all needs across all projects and project deliverables and expectations will be adjusted in consultation with project partners.