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
9. Economic development
10. Planning related to infrastructure
11. Urban/town design
WHO DOES A TOWN PLANNER WORK FOR?
Most often town planners will find themselves employed by various departments of local government or private companies, such as planning firms and real estate developers.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A TOWN PLANNER?
Town planners are on hand to assist in a variety of ways, and naturally this results in many benefits. Successful town planning can have a hugely positive impact on the local economy by developing solid frameworks for the inner workings of a city and identifying potential issues before they arise.
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