Design and Maintain the Cities of Tomorrow
Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
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Related Job Titles
City Planner, Community Development Planner, Community Planner, Development Technician, Housing Development Specialist, Neighborhood Planner, Planner, Planning Consultant, Planning Technician, Regional Planner
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What you Need to Know
- Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
- Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
- Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Analytical or scientific software — Citilabs TRANPLAN; ESRI What if?; Location allocation decision support system LADSS; Scientific Software Group ModTech
- Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD; Bentley MicroStation; Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS; Trimble SketchUp Pro
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Freehand; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; Graphics software
- Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software; Telogis GeoBase
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
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