Urban & Regional Planners


Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
Also called: Community Development Planner, Planner, Planning Director, Urban Design Consultant

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • geography

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Citilabs TRANPLAN
  • ESRI What if?

Education:

    master's degree
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