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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.

What do urban and regional planners do?

  • compile and analyse data on economic, legal, political, cultural, demographic, sociological, physical and environmental factors affecting land use
  • work with government authorities, communities, architects, social scientists, legal professionals, and planning, development and environmental specialists
  • devise and recommend use and development of land, and present narrative and graphic plans, programs and designs to groups and individuals
  • advise governments and organisations on urban and regional planning and resource planning
  • review and evaluate environmental impact reports
  • stay up-to-date with changes in building and zoning codes, regulations and other legal issues

Very low

projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started