Where do Planners work?

Planner find careers in a variety of workplace settings, including local government offices, non-profit housing and community development agencies, urban design firms, real estate development firms, and private consulting practices.

Most professional planners work in the public sector where they help local officials make decisions relating to social, economic and environmental concerns. They often confer with land developers, civic leaders and other public officials, and are called upon to present their ideas to governing bodies, at civic meetings, or before legislative commissions.