Town planning forms a branch of regional as well as urban planning. The focus of a town planner is to transform towns into economically stable, efficient and environmentally municipalities. Working with all manner of local official, town planners work to collect and analyse data with the goal of improving the inner workings of a town, city or village. Furthermore, through careful research and analysis of data, a town planner is able to make insightful recommendations.
Town planners use collected data to make recommendations to local officials that aid towards development a community that if functional and healthy.
WHAT ARE THE STUDY REQUIREMENTS FOR A TOWN PLANNER?
Those hoping to pursue a career in town planning are required to have, at the very least, a bachelor’s degree. However, many town planners working in the industry hold a master’s degree in some area related to planning, which of course strengthens their ability to produce superior work.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A TOWN PLANNER?
1. Conservation and heritage
2. Planning related to land use
3. Strategic urban/town planning
4. Planning related to transportation
5. Planning related to the environment
6. Regional planning
7. Urban/town renewal