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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Career prospects & criteria
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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)
Lateral and spatial thinking
Good with administering government policies and plans regarding land use
Good with planning and reviewing
Knowledge of planning processes, law and housing policy
Finance and Policy development
Understanding how certain design decisions may affect the surrounding environment
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