Urban Designer

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Urban designers create places of practical and visual pleasure, including buildings, open spaces and countryside. Designers survey land and buildings, analyse their current use and make recommendations for their future development. Designers understand the needs of people who will be using the space you design; through research and analysis, you will consider political, environmental, social, economic, spatial, psychological and physical factors.

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JOSIE LANE

Current position

Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.

 

Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in architecture/ Civil Engineering/ Construction Management/ Urban Design/ Urban Planning

  • Master's degree in Urban Design or Geography

What you need to get started

  • Prior work experience is essential either in a voluntary capacity or in a curriculum.

  • Try to gain experience with various employers and cover a variety of projects. An ample experience gives you beneficial insight and a strong advantage.

Soft Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Good communication skills

  • Good technical and artistic skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Problem-solving mindset

  • Resilient approach

  • Excellent organisation skills

Technical Skills

  • Graphic skills 

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Human Geography

  • Converting vision into a technical drawing

  • Use of specific programmes 

  • Knowledge about software such as computer-aided design (CAD)