Urban and Regional Planners

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Urban and Regional Planners

Urban and Regional Planners develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land, and advise on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use.

Fun facts

  • Very Strong Future Growth
  • 2177 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 80% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 46% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by urban and regional planners. A few are listed below:

  • compiling and analysing data on economic, legal, political, cultural, demographic, sociological, physical and environmental factors affecting land use
  • conferring with government authorities, communities, Architects, social scientists, Legal Professionals, and planning, development and environmental specialists
  • devising and recommending use and development of land, and presenting narrative and graphic plans, programs and designs to groups and individuals
  • advising governments and organisations on urban and regional planning and resource planning
  • reviewing and evaluating environmental impact reports
  • staying up-to-date with changes in building and zoning codes, regulations and other legal issues
  • may serve as mediators in disputes over planning proposals and projects
  • may speak at public meetings and appear before government to explain planning proposals

Specific occupations

  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Land Planner
  • Town Planner
  • Traffic and Transport Planner

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