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    hi i have received offers from manchester and oxford brookes for masters in urban planning.i wanted to know what does the job of an urban planner involve doing.what would be a typical day at the office working as an urban planner in the UK.
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    I wouldn't say there is a "typical day". Have you read the RTPI's overview and articles?

    http://www.rtpi.org.uk/education_and...g_as_a_career/
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    i'm interested in this as well! anyone else have any info?
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    I'm definately interested in an urban/town planning career. After I've done my geography degree, I think I might do a masters in this field... Not sure yet though.
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    im thinking about urban design ... i wonder if that differs from urban planning greatly?
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    hi river85 i had gone through the RTPI website sometime back.i wanted to know from people working in the field today, about their experiences working as urban planners.
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    I reccomend you watch "The Planners are Coming" on BBC Iplayer, that mainly focuses on pklanning enforcement officers, but also on the planning officers in development control departments of distict councils.
    Also, write to your district council and see if you can get some work experience in their planning department for a week or so in the holidays.
    There are many other planning jobs however outside of the public sector, and so you could be doing a wide range of different things to do with regeneration, transport planning, urban design etc.
 
 
 
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