What is Planning?

Planning describes the process of positively managing the development of our villages, towns, cites and countryside. This involves:

  • creating good policies and practical solutions for managing development
  • supporting economic growth
  • improving and providing housing, infrastructure an services like schools, shops, healthcare centres, parks and libraries for growing population
  • protecting the environment and building more sustainably
  • being able to adapt to climate change
  • recreating places after conflict and disasters

Please read the following document to get a better understanding of what exactly is Planning.

Delivering Better Development- The Role of the Urban and Rural Planner

Planning Specialities:

Urban and Regional planners are in many ways generalists who synthesize knowledge from a wide array of disciplines, in order to ensure that cities, suburbs, and rural areas are functionally efficient. Many planners however choose to concentrate their education and work in one or more specialised areas of planning. Some of these specialities include:

1. Urban Design

Urban design is the process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns and villages. It is the art of making places. It involves the design of buildings, groups of buildings, spaces and landscapes, and establishing the processes that make successful development possible.

Source: http://www.udg.org.uk/careers

2. Transportation Planning
3. Economic Development
4. Environmental Planning
5. Real Estate Development
6. Housing/Community Development