What is the Role of Town Planners?
Referred to as urban planning consultants, city planners, urban designers and town planning consultants, town planners play an important role in the design, layout, development, and organisation of city areas.
They’re responsible for ensuring the best possible organisation of available land to strike a balance between the needs of the communities and the use of available resources and land. They must consider economic growth activities, social well-being requirements, available resources, the characteristics of the land, and sustainability in their planning processes.
Town planners work alongside other professionals like city engineers, architects, environmental consultants, mapping specialists, and land surveyors with town planning, as well as individual, development projects. They work in the private and public sectors. Some of their roles and services include:
Why Town Planners Play an Integral Role in Development Planning
The land surveyor, architect, and engineer, each has their roles and only guides the client within the framework of their knowledge field. Town planners work with the overall picture. They work alongside these professionals to find the best solutions for their clients. With their connection with the professionals, also in the city council, they form an important link when it comes to new developments.
They understand the engineering challenges, environmental concerns, architectural issues, and zoning restrictions. They can be considered the bridge between all the professionals and the city council division as well. They assist in turning a concept into reality. In addition, they advise regarding the feasibility of a development on a particular piece of land, assist with development-related applications, and manage the process of getting public buy-in on a project.
Where to Find Town Planners to Assist with Your Planning or Development Needs
Connect with The Practice Group for expert assistance, whether it is with land use management policies, urban development, sub-division, land consolidation, mapping or zoning applications.
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