• Urban and Regional Planners
  • Government and Public Administration
  • 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.

What do they typically do

  • Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues about land use or community plans
  • Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation
  • Advise planning officials about project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives
  • Discuss with planning officials land use project purposes such as transportation, conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, or community use
  • Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals
  • Conduct research such as surveys and impact studies to compile and analyze data on economic, social, regulatory, or physical factors affecting land use
  • Determine the effects of regulatory limitations on land use projects
  • Advocate for sustainability to community groups, government agencies, the general public, or special interest groups

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