Urban Planner

Bringing people and places together through thoughtful urban planning


An urban planner is a professional who works to develop and implement plans and policies related to the use of land and resources in urban as well as suburban areas. Urban planners are responsible for creating and managing sustainable communities, designing transportation systems, managing public spaces and ensuring that the land use is compatible with environmental, economic and social goals. 

They research and analyze data related to demographics, land use patterns, transportation, environmental impacts and other factors that affect urban development. Moreover, they engage with a wide range of stakeholders including community members, government officials, developers and business owners to ensure that their plans and policies reflect the needs and priorities of the community.


For Bachelor’s

  • Students need to pass 10+2 and acquire at least 50% marks in science stream from any recognised board. 
  • Aspirants can opt for a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning or any other related field.   
  • To get admission in an UG Program, candidates need to clear NATA or JEE Mains. 

For Masters

  • Scholars can opt for Master’s in Urban or Regional Planning. 
  • After the completion of PG Course, students can apply for jobs.

Job Roles

The field of urban planning aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, web administration presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Urban Planner
  • Surveyor
  • Regional Planner
  • Resources Planner
  • Economic Development Planner

Employment Sector 

  • Architectural, Engineering or other related services
  • Municipal Corporation
  • State Government
  • Scientific, Management and IT Consulting Services
  • Construction agencies

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the urban planning field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Townland Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • ICRA Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
  • CRISIL Risk and Instructure Solutions Ltd.
  • Tata Consulting Engineers


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of an urban planner is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,00,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹7,20,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹11,00,000


  • Analytical skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Higher Education
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Teamwork


The scope of urban planning is broad and diverse, urban planners may work in a variety of areas depending on their interests and expertise. Urban planning is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of urban as well as suburban communities. As such, there are many opportunities for career growth and development in this field.


  • Opportunity to improve Urban areas
  • Excellent Salary Package
  • Opportunity to work in abroad
  • High in demand
  • Rapid Growth in Future
  • Job satisfaction


  • Stressful work
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Long working hours