Over the summer months SURP students have the opportunity to work in the field of urban planning, complementing our studies with work experience. Many positions are within municipal departments or higher levels of government. I became familiar with Cahdco’s work throughout my studies, viewing them as a leader in the field, and was drawn to work with a team that has a reputation for being enthusiastic about creating affordable housing.
In addition to course work, independent research, and the summer work experience, SURP has an award for international travel that supports three students’ brief research projects abroad. This takes place between students’ first and second year of study. My proposal to look at subsidized housing in Vienna, Austria was one of the proposals awarded funding