Urban and Regional Planners
On the Job
Urban and Regional Planners develop plans for how land should be used in towns, cities, and counties.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Research impacts of environmental conservation initiatives.
- Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
- Communicate with government agencies.
- Communicate with the public on environmental issues.
- Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
- Develop environmental sustainability plans or projects.
- Review environmental permits, plans, or reports.
- Review plans or proposals for environmental conservation.
- Mediate disputes.
- Supervise scientific or technical personnel.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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