City Planner

City planners, also known as urban planners, are revitalising neighbourhoods by planning to modernise or conserve land within city limits. They forecast how the city will evolve by evaluating population growth and partnering with communities to determine their infrastructure needs and ensure a community-based approach to urban development.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Management

  • Creative

  • Political Diplomacy

  • Detail Oriented

  • Analytical Skills

  • Design

  • Planning

  • Organisation

  • Decision-making

  • Abreast with Government Regulations

  • Strategic thinking

  • Negotiation

  • Teamwork

  • Time management

  • Budgeting and Estimation

PROS

  • You can let your creativity run wild

  • The ability to make a change, environmentally and socially

  • You can make a difference in distressed and neglected urban areas

  • You network with several public officials

  • It is a very practical field to materialise your vision

CONS

  • You will often face political interference

  • Meeting the deadlines is a herculean task

  • You will have to be looped into the constantly changing governmental regulations

  • You will almost always run into issues with the construction workers

  • It is very difficult to stay under budget

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Local Government

  • State Government

  • Architecture firms

  • Technical Consulting Services

  • Real Estate Developers

  • You prefer working outdoors

  • Your leadership skills are unparalleled

  • You can align yourself with the needs of the community while abiding by governmental regulations

  • You always look at the bigger picture

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