Huxley Gains Respect Among Professors
The Western Front
January 13, 2017
This past December, Huxley College’s Urban Planning Program was awarded with a national accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board, placing the program alongside only 15 other universities worldwide.
Western is the third university in the state to have been accredited for the program, along with Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington. The Urban Planning Program was established in the 1960s and is older than Huxley College itself.
“We’re really happy to be the second accredited program in Washington because Washington state has a very progressive planning policy, the growth management Act, and it requires all communities to do planning under that act,” Nicholas Zaferatos said.
Urban planning programs allow students to apply environmental studies to real-life situations by working through transportation, population and other issues.