Using research, data analysis, and collaboration with interest groups, planners formulate strategies to address key issues or to meet specific goals.

 

They also may help carry out community plans, oversee certain projects, and organize the work of the groups involved.

 

Projects may range from policy recommendations for a specific project to a more long-term, comprehensive area plan.

 

 

Urban planners may also identify community needs and develop short and long-term plans to create, grow, or revitalize a community or area. For example, they may examine plans for proposed facilities, such as schools, to ensure that these facilities will meet the needs of a changing population.  

 

As an area grows or changes, planners help communities manage the related economic, social, and environmental issues, such as planning a new park, sheltering the homeless, or making the region more attractive.

 

Some planners work on broad, community-wide plans, while others focus on specific mandates.  Ultimately, all planners promote best use of land and resources for residential, commercial, and recreational purposes.

 

 

When beginning major projects, planners work with public officials, community members, and other groups to identify community issues or goals.

 

Using research, data analysis, and collaboration with interest groups, planners formulate strategies to address key issues or to meet specific goals.

 

They also may help carry out community plans, oversee certain projects, and organize the work of the groups involved.

 

Projects may range from policy recommendations for a specific project to a more long-term, comprehensive area plan.

 

 

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