Becoming a planner

  • You don’t have to start your career as a planner to become a planner. Planning officer Laura Hutson tells us how she made the move from publishing.
  • Planners can find roles in an extraordinary range of sectors and organisations, from councils to international charities and property developers, as Nikola Miller explains
  • What can you expect to earn as a professional planner? A salary survey conducted by the Royal Town Planning Institute suggests that rewards in planning compare with those in other professions.
  • Here’s a typical day in the life of Lucy Seymour-Bowdery, a senior planner in the strategic planning department at West Sussex County Council.
  • Planning has been around since the first cities were built thousands of years ago, but has only been considered a profession for the past hundred years or so. Former RTPI Young Planner of the Year Zoe Green takes a look at what planners actually do.
  • A poll by recruitment specialist REED reveals what matters most to workers over the course of their careers