Urban Planning

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Urban Planners help communities decide the best way to use their land and resources with an eye to development and regeneration. An Urban Planner recommends locations for roads, schools, and other infrastructure in order to help local officials solve social, economic, and environmental problems.

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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

  • B. Plan in Urban planning

  • Bachelors degree in Geography/Environmental Design/ Political science/ Urban planning

  • M. Plan in Urban Planning/ Masters degree in Urban Planning/ City planning

  • PhD. In Urban Planning

What you need to get started

  • 1-2 years of experience is necessary for entry-level positions is a must

  • Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS)

Soft Skills

  • Communication 

  • Decision-making

  • Lateral and spatial thinking

  • Problem-solving 

  • Creative 

  • Visionary

Technical Skills

  • Good with administering government policies and plans regarding land use

  • Analysing data

  • Good with planning and reviewing

  • Management

  • Knowledge of planning processes, law and housing policy

  • Finance and Policy development

  • Analytical research

  • Understanding how certain design decisions may affect the surrounding environment