Urban and Regional Planners

Urban and Regional Planners

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Cooperation * Dependability * Analytical Thinking * Persistence * Achievement/Effort * Self Control * Initiative * Attention to Detail * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation. * Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans. * Advise planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives.


Government, Professional Scientific & Technical Services,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles City Designer, City Planner, City Planning Engineer, Community Development Director, Community Development Planner, Community Planner, Developer Advocate, Economic Developer, Housing Development Specialist, Housing Grant Analyst, Master Planner, Neighborhood Planner, Planner, Planning Director, Program Services Planner, Regional Facilities Specialist, Regional Planner, Sustainable Communities Designer, Sustainable Development Policy Analyst, Traffic Expert, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Consultant, Transportation Specialist, Urban Design Consultant, Urban Planner, Urban Renewal Manager.