An urban planner or city planner is a professional who works in the field of urban planning for the purpose of optimizing the effectiveness of a community's land. They formulate plans for the development and management of urban and suburban areas, typically analyzing land use compatibility as well as economic, environmental and social trends. In developing their plan for a community (whether commercial, residential, agricultural, natural or recreational), urban planners must also consider a wide array of issues such as sustainability, air pollution, traffic congestion, crime, land values, legislation and zoning codes.
Urban planners are usually hired by developers, private property owners, private planning firms and local/regional governments to assist in the large-scale planning of communal and commercial developments, as well as public facilities and transportation systems. Urban planners in the public role often assist the public and serve as technical advisors in the complex web of the community's political environment. Related disciplines include community, cultural, environmental, historic preservation, housing, regional and transportation planning.
One pest, the emerald ash borer, has killed hundreds of millions of rural and urban ash trees. To help arborists and city planners track and treat potential outbreaks, U.S.Forest Service scientists seek efficient monitoring techniques ...Photo courtesy Jeff Hafner ... These forecasts help city planners economize emerald ash borer management ... .
LOK MA CHAU, China. From the hill in northernmost Hong Kong where Jasper Law stood, the border with China was obvious ...Veteran urban planner Kenneth To said he thought the government's vision was far from coherent and bemoaned the small circle of vested interests that dominated discussion on development in Hong Kong ... ....
Mumbai. In close to five decades, more than 800 people have lost their lives in building collapses in Mumbai ...Urban planner and architect ChandrashekharPrabhu said the government must formulate policies for the public residing in such buildings rather than making them builder-oriented ... Start a Conversation. .
“Kansas has more Evergy customers than Missouri... Mohsen Fatemi, an urban planner in a KU doctoral program on energy justice, said Evergy had to recognize modest-income families in the company’s service area that would benefit financially by owning more efficient appliances couldn’t afford to buy new washers, refrigerators or air conditioners ... ... .
March 15, 2019. Peace activists in Berlin discouraging Germany from buying combat aircraft that can be used as delivery systems for nuclear weapons ... 11 ... Political experts, economists, urban planners, sociologists, historians, educators, aid people, military people, foreign advisers and so on would gather with the policy people to shape the strategy.
It is difficult to imagine Ho Chi Minh city without its glittering towers of glass and steel looming over the urban sprawl ... \nIt was also a pragmatic response to the tropical climate ... \n\nIn a bid to squeeze more people into smaller spaces and maximise profits, urban planners in Ho Chi Minh city now seem content to run roughshod over this history ... ■ .
“Raft of Doom” / Illustration by Mr. Fish. By PatrickLawrence / Original to ScheerPost ... I filed it knowing I would write about it, and now I shall ... Political experts, economists, urban planners, sociologists, historians, educators, aid people, military people, foreign advisers, and so on would gather with the policy people to shape the strategy ... ....
The average distance to the nearest doctor is more than 9km in some metropolitan areas, according to new data from the AustralianUrban Observatory ... Associate Prof Melanie Davern, the director of the Australian Urban Observatory, says the issue is at least partly to do with how we plan our cities ... We don’t think about an urban system.
Secunderabad. Over five years after the proposal was first tabled, the ministry of defence (MoD) has finally given clearance to the state to build alternate roads around the circle in Secunderabad — albeit with two riders of alternate land and rent ... An official told TOI ... Urban planners and economists also agree ... Start a Conversation. .
The urban planner Jane Jacobs advocated this sort of user-first architecture, writing, “There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them … that we must fit our plans.” For example, if you want to keep mail from piling up on the dining room ...
Palafox AssociatesInc. tapped Quick Loans Online or QLO, operated by MRACC Credit Corp ... Among companies that teamed up with QLO is Palafox—a multi-disciplinary firm with teams consisting of more than a hundred architects, urban planners, environmental planners, interior designers, engineers, consultants and other professionals ... Darwin G. Amojelar ... .