The essential guide to starting a career in urban planning
If you're considering a career in urban planning or urban design, start with this highly visual guide to preparing for and succeeding in the profession. Through fascinating in-depth interviews with fifty of today's top planners, Becoming An Urban Planner gives you an inside view of what it takes to be an urban planner, including an overview of the profession, educational requirements, design specialties from which to choose, the job search, registration requirements, and the many directions in which a career in the field can go.
Richly illustrated with photographs, drawings and sketches.
Career profiles featuring a wide array of specialties and job types, traditional and non-traditional, public and private sector
Fifty of today's top urban planning professionals explain their own career choices, talk about what they do, and offer advice for aspiring planners
Answering the question, "What does an urban planner do?", Becoming an Urban Planner is a must have career guide for everyone considering or beginning a career in urban planning.
Michael Bayer, AICP, is a planner with Environmental Resources Management in Annapolis, Maryland. Before becoming an urban planner, he was a newspaper reporter whose articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Journal Gazette, the Post-Bulletin, as well as Planning magazine. Nancy Frank, PhD, AICP, is an associate professor and the chair of the department of urban planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Frank has been instrumental in the development of the School for Urban Planning and Architecture (SUPAR), a charter Milwaukee public high school that opened in fall 2007.
Jason Valerius, AICP, is a planner and urban designer for MSA Professional Services, in Madison, Wisconsin. Valerius served for four years as assistant editor of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association quarterly newsletter (WAPANews).