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Urban planning is the strategic development of land, protecting and designing the environment in the most suitable way to ensure public wellbeing.
Are you someone with a plan? Have you always had a proper schedule, not just daily or weekly, but a proper plan to achieve a certain goal? Are you also concerned with the proper use of space and land, and protecting the environment while developing a certain area for the betterment of the people? If you are, then read on as we introduce you to the world of Urban and Regional Planning.
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Most urban planners work on creating policy and other methods to encourage investment. It is a relatively small but growing field and most planners work for the government.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Urban And Regional Planning:
With more and more buildings mushrooming everywhere, a Planner must be wise when designing the project, considering not only its strategic location but to also be analytical when it comes to planning the flow of traffic around the area and taking into account various environmental issues.
Like every job, you’ll start off working with small projects but with time, experience and skills, you start getting offers from big companies for much bigger projects.
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
Important Note: If you opt to study a Diploma in Urban & Regional Planning and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma..
When a situation occurs and your friends get caught up in the excitement of it all, you take a step back and naturally foresee the challenges ahead. Not only that, you also brainstorm ideas so you’re prepared for the worse. A job in this field requires you to analyse all kinds of situations related to the environment to come up with innovative ideas and overcome the challenges it brings to the community.
You’re the kind of person who wakes up early in the morning and the first thing you do is read the newspaper, go to news portals or twitter to feed yourself with the latest information. You can’t stand it if you’re the last person to know about the latest events. An Urban & Regional Planner needs to have a thorough understanding of the socio-economic, environmental and cultural issues in order to strategise for new developments.
While everyone doesn’t want to sweat and get sunburned, you love to go to the outdoors, whether to breathe in fresh air, exercise or simply just enjoy the warm feeling the sun gives to your skin. A planner has to divide their time between work, meetings and site visits. Site visits require a lot of outdoor exposure in all kinds of weather conditions and in various environments.
Graduates intending to be a professional can register under the Malaysian Institute of Planners. This professional body was created to set a high level of standard amongst Town Planners in Malaysia by instilling sufficient knowledge, training and necessary skills. Those registered under this body will find more job opportunities in various fields but all relating to their expertise. Find out how to register here (http://www.mip.org.my/).
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Below are a few of the top Urban and Regional Planning firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited. For a start, here are some of the most popular Urban & Regional Planning schools in Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur1 Course
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