Careers in Planning

Careers in Planning
Read this Brochure [PDF], Careers in Planning, current as of 9/2014, for more information about a career in the planning industry. Bulk copies of this brochure are available at no charge by contacting Provide the quantity desired and a shipping address for UPS.

Questions about Urban Planning?
Prospective students researching a career in urban planning or researching schools to attend can send questions directly to a member faculty of the ACSP for an immediate answer. Faculty will not share opinions about other member schools but will direct you to the appropriate place for the best answers. Send us an email!

Is a Planning Career for Me?
If you answer “YES” to any of these questions, you should seriously consider becoming a planner!

  • Are you interested in positive social, economic, environmental, and physical change?
  • Do you want to work with people from various backgrounds to develop a better community?
  • Do you like to communicate with others about ideas, programs, and plans?
  • Are you challenged by complex problems–and excited about being part of a cooperative process to devise solutions to those problems?
  • Do you think about the future–about what could be–rather than about what is?

Demand for Planners - Occupational Forecasts for Planners