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0 WHAT ADVANTAGES ARE OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO WOMEN? "Tl "Tl () - This is a "shortage" profession where the demand is greater than the supply of trained people. - Experience gained in volunteer community work is often valuable in a planning career. - There is a choice of jobs in most urban areas. r► CD C CJ) z m CJ) CJ) - Flexible hours are offered by many government and private agencies to women with family responsi bi Iities. - There is an advantageous competitive situation for mature women because of their more extensive experience in understanding and solving socia I problems. WHAT ARE SOME PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS USEFUL TO AN URBAN PLANNER? - sensitivity to needs of the community and of individuals - desire to work toward practical and real is tic goals - ability to deal broadmindedly with a wide variety of attitudes and viewpoints - interest in cooperative action with groups and individuals - practical visual imagination - ability to think in terms of spatial relationships - persuasive writing and speaking ability - ability to withstand frustration while waiting for projects to be completed WHAT ARE THE USUAL EARNINGS AND WORKING HOURS? Starting annual salaries of inexperienced planners with a bachelor's degree in planning were between $6,800 and $7,800 in 1968. With a master's degree, they ranged from $7,100 to $9,800. Those with a master's degree and 2 to 5 years of experience earned $8,500 to $12,000 or more. The usual annual entrance salary for urban planners employed by the Federal Government was $9,881 in early 1970. In a few cases, individuals having less than 2 years of graduate work or its equivalent were hired ·as interns at yearly salaries of $6,548 or $8,098, depending upon their academic records. Although most urban planners have a workweek of 40 hours, they sometimes work evenings and weekends to attend meetings with citizens' groups. Part-time work also is available. https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Why not be an Urban Planner? .--7 - :: "'"' := 0 n ~ ~ Cl1 Cl1 ::~ ~ ~ ""O C _.. 0 (/) CJ) . m )> -a G) ~ m -t )> ~ ~ 0 -t 'Tl z om ..,, m CJ) r- ""O ~ 0 :IJ )> 0 ALLEGHE Y COLLEGE LIBRAR'Y WHAT DO URBAN PLANNERS DO? WHAT TRAINING IS NEEDED? GUIDE the growth and development of cities and regions A master's degree in planning, available at more than 50 colleges and universities, is the best preparation for entering this profession. This generally means earning an undergraduate degree in a field related to planning, such as architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, statistics, sociology, or public administration, and then studying 1 to 3 years at the graduate level at a specialized school of planning. Graduate work includes both field and workshop experience. DETERMINE community needs and goals for environmental improvement CONSULT with elected officials to bring about desired changes ENVISION the future arrangement of land (residences, business, industry, parks) transportation networks (streets, airports, subways) community facilities (schools, hospitals, civic centers) MEET with local groups on matters such as zoning, tax legislation, highway building, housing programs, air pollution control, and finances CONVEY ideas with maps, illustrations, films, and printed materials Today's urban planner is responding with exciting concepts and modern technologies to demands for improvement in the quality of our environment. Women are finding unusually good careers in this profession, which offers expanding opportunities and satisfying financial rewards. Whether as a specialist or team coordinator, why not be an urban planner? WHERE DO URBAN PLANNERS WORK? - for local, State, or Federal governments There are numerous professional opportunities, however, for those with only a bachelor's degree. Teamwork on an urban planning project might utilize the talents of a draftsman, health expert, and technical writer. And there are occupations in the areas of physical design, survey and research, and community relations which can lead into urban planning. A Sandra Ruffin, Nawal Elnaggar, and Dorothy Wirth combine classroom instruction with field trips and on-thes1te work proiects as they complete requirements for the master of city planning (M.C.P.) degree in thP graduate program of city and regional planning at Howard University, Washington, D.C. WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES THIS CAREER OFFER? - a chance to help improve living conditions in congested urban areas - a wide variety of stimulating tasks in a broad range of situations - interesting contacts with business, science, industry, and the professions - fieldwork as a change of pace D Dorothy A. Muncy, an industrial planning consultant 1n Arlington, va., uses proportional d1v1ders to help in the transfer of property boundaries from an engineer's plat to a vertical aerial photograph printed on a different scale. She 1s working on a site plan for an industrial park near an airport. C Leonore R. S1egelman, metropolitan planning program analyst, and Snowden A. Williams, Jr., Director, Program and Management Information D1v1s1on, Office of Metropolitan Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, discuss 1n• formation on a print-out from a computer terminal. Computerized data are used extensively 1n a variety of urban act1v1t1es of the Department. - overseas employment with international organizations - income range approximately that of professionals in related fields--architects, sociologists, economists D Ann Satterthwaite, who has a master's degree 1n city planning from Yale Un1vers1ty, 1s a senior assoc,ate with the Conservation Foundation. She considers conservation-the problems of water and air pollution, creation and preservation of recreation areas, and en• hancement of wildlife-a challenging and vital part of urban planning. - for metropolitan regional planning organizations - for large land developers or private research organizations - for private consulting firms or as self-employed consu Itan ts - for colleges and universities, as teachers https://fraser.stlouisfed.org Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Zina Greene, a senior planner at the Maryland•"-.at1onal Capital Park and Planning Commission, points out to William W. Hibbert 111, Chief of General Plans, areas where hous 1ng programs are needed or underway. Mrs. Greene 1s the mother of four and a part-time worker. Joanne Meyers, a senior planner-consultant with the Rochester, N.Y., Bureau of Planning, 1s involved with a fascinating variety of proiects ranging from neigh• borhood studies to plans for a new marina. She 1s shown with a model of proposed construction for the Genesee Crossroads renew a I area in downtown Rochester. The mother of two small children, Mrs. Meyers works part t1mp on a flexible schedule.