Richard Schwartz, formerly a resident of Charlotte, NC, is now a real estate developer in the Bluffton and Hilton Head areas of South Carolina. Richard Schwartz prepared for his career at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated with a BA in urban studies.
Located just inside of the Capital Beltway, the University of Maryland offers a unique environment for academic study. The urban studies program itself is based in College Park, Maryland, where the university’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is located. Just outside of Washington, DC, and less than an hour from Baltimore, this location gives students the chance to study multiple methods of urban planning, from planned communities like Greenbelt, Columbia, and Renton, to examples of New Urbanism like Kentlands and King Farm. Students have the opportunity to learn from the regional municipal landscape, applying their classroom studies to tangible examples in the local area.
The Urban Studies and Planning Program focuses on issues that face the modern metropolitan world, such as growth management, land use, and social planning. With a degree in urban studies and planning, graduates have the opportunity to shape the world that is being built, and offer expert advice on the cities of the future.