Career options for Spatial Planning graduates
A degree in Spatial Planning is a great first step towards many career opportunities. Here are some of them.
One of the most popular career options for Spatial Planning graduates is a Town planner. They are engaged in developing and managing the infrastructure of the city, town or region. This work requires an understanding of political, social and economic factors. The main purpose of the work of town planners is to create a city in which it will be convenient for everyone to live.
Town Planners have quite a wide range of responsibilities. One of the career options related to spatial planning but more specific is Transport Planning. Transport Planners design roads and transport infrastructure facilities, organize transportation and manage the traffic. They also work on pedestrian systems and bikeways.
Historic building inspector is an another career option (not that common) for Spatial Planning graduates. They direct the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, and offer new ways of using them by taking into account the opinions of citizens. They can also participate in projects related to the preservation of the environment in the city - for example, the restoration of urban parks or gardens.
Specialists in Spatial Planning are welcome in many other areas, for example, architecture, education, sustainability consultancy.
The list of transferable skills received with a help of a degree in Spatial Planning include:
- knowledge background in law, finance and policy;
- ability to work on projects in short time;
- creative thinking;
- excellent oral and written communication skills;
- IT skills;
- report writing and presentation skills;
- ability to communicate with partner organizations;
- problem solving skills.