Planner (Urban and Regional)
Planners play a vital role in urban and regional development, focusing on land use, community design, and smart growth strategies. There are various types of planners, including those specializing in strategic development, environmental impact, and community needs. They navigate building regulations and collaborate with communities and officials to shape the future of towns and cities.
What does this job involve?
Developing plans for urban land use
Evaluating building projects against planning regulations
Designing services like roads and utilities
Environmental impact assessment
Assessing and reducing construction's environmental impact
Involving locals in the planning process
Creating guidelines for urban development
Analysing demographic and economic data
Planning the layout of buildings and services
How do I get into this career?
Starting with a university degree is recommended. Gain practical experience through internships or as a junior planner or assistant.