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Urban Planners examine aspects of the use of land to determine how to create an urban, suburban or rural community. Sample resumes in this field indicate duties such as designing, promoting, and administering plans and policies affecting land use, zoning, and public utilities,; and holding public meetings to confer with local officials, developers, the public, and special interest groups to formulate and develop land use. Example resumes show that most Urban Planner jobs require a master's degree related to planning, regional planning or geography, but applicants may be able to find entry-level work with a bachelor's degree and prior experience.

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Urban Planner

Served as Chief Policy Liaison for development issues to Planning Board and City Council

  • Authored and guided implementation of development legislation adopted by City Council.
  • Streamlined functionality of city departments into 'one-stop' development process.
  • Devised legal strategies with City Solicitor; All zoning judgments found in city's favor.
  • Awarded $2 million from grant applications and environmental impact statements
  • Improved citizen participation in development process; produced cable TV program.
  • Coordinated enhanced public consensus building process for Streetscape & Park Planning.
  • Spearheaded new community initiatives - Historic Tax Credit Restoration; TIF implementation; 860-Acre Annexation; Wetlands/Woodlands Purchases.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
JD
Juris Doctor
Ohio Real Estate Licensing Coursework
2

Urban Planner Principal

Developed plans, legislation, needs analysis and recommendations used by Mayor and City Council to enact and enhance management policy, operational procedures and Code Legislation

  • Produced the Public Safety element of City's Comprehensive Development Plan
  • Conducted government and community workshops, seminars and public meetings related to urban planning
  • Developed legislation and policy for Atlanta's current Street Vending program
  • Created and managed the Street Vending Program during the 1996 Centennial Olympic and Paralympic Games that produced $2.9 million in revenue for the City
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
Education
3

Board-urban Planner

Developed a new signage ordinance to reduce 30% of [company name]-Salem visual signage clutter throughout the city in ten years

  • Re-authored 5% of outdated zoning standards to bring them current.
  • Assisted in the updating of watershed laws to bring them current with National Clean Water Act
  • Presented recommendations to the City County Planning Board and Elected Officials for proposed
  • Collected and analyzed population demographics for use in [company name]-Salem's annual Trends Report.
  • Collaborated with community leaders to accurately assess local business needs and desired
  • Help to develop the current City/County signage ordinance
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Community And Regional Planning
MS
Community And Regional Planning
4

Urban Planner

Directed the [company name] Historical Commission and authored the verbiage for the Commission's historical markers

  • Directed and maintained the [company name] Traffic Calming Program
  • Authorized the interpretation of Town land use ordinances, zoning, and flood map for developers, engineers, architects, contractors and citizens
  • Coordinated with SC state senators, mayors, and town administrators, to plan $700 million Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  • Maintained funding requests, budgeting, and finances for the multiple programs
  • Researched and analyzed street/drainage/sidewalk data
  • Assigned the Town addresses through coordination with residents, county and post office
  • Prepared and facilitated documents (ordinances, grants, recommendations, agendas, and minutes) for Town Council
  • Provided Geographical Information Systems guidance and support through creating various mapping projects for the Town and SC state department coalitions
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Geography
5

Urban Planner

Researched and interpreted principles and practices of land use planning pertaining to the Assembly's Zoning Regulations

  • Processed, reviewed and presented zoning applications, research and wrote administrative decisions for the assembly
  • Gathered, analyzed and interpreted development data relating to Accra's socio economic, population, land use, housing and industrial development
  • Acted as liaison between the community and the assembly, establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with all stakeholders in the community
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Public Administration
MA
Urban Studies
6

Urban Planner Principal

Developed plans, legislation, needs analysis and recommendations used by Mayor and City Council to enact and enhance management policy, operational procedures and Code Legislation

  • Produced the Public Safety element of City's Comprehensive Development Plan
  • Conducted government and community workshops, seminars and public meetings related to urban planning
  • Developed legislation and policy for Atlanta's current Street Vending program
  • Created and managed the Street Vending Program during the 1996 Centennial Olympic and Paralympic Games that produced some $2.9M in revenue for the City
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
Education
7

Urban Planner

  • Provided technical and analytical support to the Department and the City including field surveys and census data analyses.
  • Collected, managed, and mapped data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for redevelopment projects in downtown neighborhoods.
  • Produced economic development incentive packages and marketing materials for the Auburn Avenue corridor.
  • Assessed the needs and determined recommendations for redevelopment projects in downtown neighborhoods.
  • Prepared rezoning material to implement neighborhood plans in preparation for the 1996 Olympic projects.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Architecture
MA
Land Development And Economic Development
Construction Management
8

Urban Planner & Project Manager

Utilized property tax assessment and equalized assessed evaluation to write Tax Increment Financing District designation documents for the City of Chicago.

  • Qualified three Tax Increment Financing Districts; Authored TIF eligibility studies and redevelopment plans.
  • Secured financing (including tax credits, TIF funds, and private equity) for multiple projects.
  • Performed financial and economic impact analysis to assess feasibility of new development projects.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Economics
MA
Economic And Community Development
9

Urban Planner and Designer (pro-bono)

  • Analyzed residential and business density, zoning and future land use maps, existing and future multimodal interconnectivity using ArcGIS and CAD software, and presented findings to [company name]Board, City of Orlando staff and City of Orlando District three Commissioner
  • Educated the community about good urban design and enhancing the image of the district.
  • Provided good design advice by encouraging quality improvements to private property and public spaces.
  • Cultivated community engagement by educating citizens about good urban design and how they can enhance the district image.
  • Provided good design advice by encouraging quality improvements to private property and public spaces.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Environmental & Growth Management Studies
MA
Civic Urbanism
10

Urban Planner

  • Prepared land use and transportation plans; performing complex quantitative and qualitative research and analysis of existing conditions and defined goals, policies, and actions.
  • Developed maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based on an inventory of findings and recommendations.
  • Performed site plan and development reviews and zoning updates as a contracted municipal planner.
  • Established relationships with residents, business owners, and stakeholders on behalf of clients.
  • Developed and coordinated public participation through a variety of community involvement techniques including: open houses, focus groups, stakeholder meetings, workshops, and charrettes.
  • Created and maintained websites for municipal and community planning projects and activities.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Land Development / Construction Management
BA
Political Science And Urban Studies
MS
Urban Planning

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