How much can I make in a Career in Urban Planning?

A Career in Urban Planning has always intrigued me. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Urban Planning, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Urban Planning. I was Googling about a 
Career in Urban Planning and was lucky to find:

Riyan Habeeb's perspective!

Riyan Habeeb invested 9 years & 11 months in Urban Planning. Riyan Habeeb has worked in Urban Planning as Architect & Urban Planner in CEDAR. In Riyan Habeeb's own words, this is how Riyan Habeeb got into Urban Planning: "I graduated in Architecture from NIT, Hamirpur. After working as an architect for few years I went on to do Masters in Urban & Rural Planning from IIT, Roorkee. I am an Architect & Urban Planner with CEDAR (Centre for Ecology Development & Research)."

Career Video on Urban Planning

In a video, Riyan Habeeb has talked about various aspects of a Career in Urban Planning. Riyan Habeeb started by explaining Urban Planning as: "Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks and the provision of municipal services to residents and visitors. Urban planning deals with physical layout of human settlements." The video gave me so much food for thought.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Urban Planning and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Urban Planning. Riyan Habeeb touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Regional & Cultural Environment
  • Government Policies
  • Special Analytics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Planning Theory
  • Geography
  • Computers
  • Physics, Chemistry & Maths
Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Riyan Habeeb then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Urban Planning:
  • Situation Handling
  • Designing Skills
  • Social Awareness
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication & Presentation Skills
Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Riyan Habeeb believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Urban Planning:
  • Key Role in Planning
  • Diverse Projects
  • Meeting People
It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Riyan Habeeb believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Urban Planning:
  • Knowledge Up-dation
  • Demanding Profession
  • Justifying Decisions
  • Bringing People Together

In the final section of the video Riyan Habeeb talks about How a day goes in a Career in Urban Planning. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Urban Planning, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Urban Planning, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. Career Counseling has a new meaning with LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage has made a science of Career Counseling. Its awareness focussed approach is much more practical and action-oriented rather than absolutely any other Career platform. I suggest you learn more about them on:

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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