Urban Planner Carrie Kinsel

What is an Urban Planner?

Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and use of land, planning permission, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas.

Urban: in, relating to, or characteristic of a city or town

What is the average salary for an Urban Planner?

- Median pay (annual): 68,220 USD (2015)

- Median pay (hourly): 32.8 USD (2015)

When do Urban Planners use math?

Urban designers use math as they design the arrangement, appearance, and functionality of towns and cities, and in particular, the shaping and uses of safe public space. Also, urban designers use mathematical models to forecast the future needs of a group of people.

What colleges have a good program for Urban Planning?

University of North Carolina

University of California

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cornell University

Rutgers University

University of Illinois

Harvard University

What majors do you need?

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, economics, geography, political science, or environmental design is especially good preparation.

What is an example of a company that needs Urban Planners?

SWA (South West Airlines)

My opinion...

This job seems terribly boring to me, I personally would not enjoy it. However, they are very important and I'm happy there are people that will do this job!

Credits:

Created with images by perthhdproductions - "LMAO RU SERIOUS LANDCORP?" • tommy@chau - "already be night" • Columbia GSAPP - "Housing the Majority" • photosteve101 - "Bus Stop - yellow letters on the street" • angela n. - "Harvard" • HerryLawford - "Buildings"

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