Urban Planning

Careers in Urban Planning

Urban planning offers significant and diverse career opportunities. As an urban planner, you will be called on to solve the complex problems of communities and to help shape their built environments.

This growing profession is dedicated to the quality of life affected by place, to visions and policy consequences that extend beyond the near term, and to problem solving that relies on multiple disciplines.

Many urban planners find they have a commitment to environmental recovery, sustainability, social equity, the restoration and preservation of historical and cultural building, and have success finding jobs in those areas. Nonprofit corporations, land development and professional service firms, and planning and housing/community development agencies in the state or regional area are a few of the ideal jobs planners land.

Skilled planners are needed for communities everywhere to jump-start reinvestment, respond positively to change or growth, enhance their sense of community, and improve their quality of life.

Careers in this field offer both personal and professional satisfaction.
Department of Urban Planning
Architecture Building (AB), Room 327
Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1963
Fax: 765-285-2648