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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Career prospects & criteria
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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.
Excellent attention to detail
Good communication skills
Good technical and artistic skills
Strong analytical skills
Excellent organisation skills
Converting vision into a technical drawing
Use of specific programmes
Knowledge about software such as computer-aided design (CAD)
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