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Old 12-04-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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I've noticed that a lot of firms are hiring environmental planners and land use planners. What is the major difference between them and urban planners? I've noticed the pay is a bit higher and there are a lot of positions in the private sector. It works out for me considering I came from an enviro sci background with land use, GIS, and planning courses under my belt.

Is there a big future in it? A lucrative one at that considering the loans I took out?
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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In many ways they are the same thing.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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We had an environmental planner but the position was eliminated. That position basically concentrated on water quality issues, like wastewater treatment facilities, impaired streams, etc. I guess it was different from 'regular' planning positions in the fact that it focused more on these issues than land use or transportation, but I don't think the position itself required any skills that were different from that of a land use or transportation planner.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:39 AM
 
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Default Finding cheap or assisted housing while on ssi and in need of good medical care?

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Old 08-24-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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Environmental planning is a subset or specialty of urban planning. In the old days, environmental planning meant adding a few trees. Today, environmental issues are so important and varied that they can often take up a majority of the concerns on a project: air quality, water quality, waste and materials management, energy use, transportation. In fact, it seems like almost nothing today escapes consideration of its environmental impacts.

Does environmental planning have a future? You bet your bottom dollar it does. Within most of our lifetimes, environmental issues will become top priorities in the planning and public policy fields. There will be no avoiding this. It doesn’t matter whether “environmental planner” is a common job title. The work done and the skills required will be valuable regardless of what it is called or where it falls on an organizational chart.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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Environmental planning is a subset or specialty of urban planning. In the old days, environmental planning meant adding a few trees. Today, environmental issues are so important and varied that they can often take up a majority of the concerns on a project: air quality, water quality, waste and materials management, energy use, transportation. In fact, it seems like almost nothing today escapes consideration of its environmental impacts.

Does environmental planning have a future? You bet your bottom dollar it does. Within most of our lifetimes, environmental issues will become top priorities in the planning and public policy fields. There will be no avoiding this. It doesn’t matter whether “environmental planner” is a common job title. The work done and the skills required will be valuable regardless of what it is called or where it falls on an organizational chart.

I doubt it is limited to 'Urban Planning' Environmental issues can be major factors in suburban, rural, or industrial planning. It is a standalone field in itself.
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Old Today, 12:47 PM
 
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While the environmental professional field is very broad (airshed management, species preservation, drinking water, climate change, soil remediation etc etc), environmental planning is a recognized specialization of urban and regional planning and usually I would think is part of municipal governments or firms specialized in planning.
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