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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

$78-$91k

qualified full-time wage

79%

employed full-time

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