Hi, I'm a geography graduate currently working in an unrelated field as a research assistant. I am looking to move into either the urban planning or design areas, but I am having difficutly knowing which disipline is the right one for me.
My areas of interst are broad, but include mainly design related areas, not the policy side. I am wondering if a planning degree would the right way to go, since site planning of developments is an interest of mine. I am confused whether I should go the architecture/landscape architecture route or the planning route.
On the subject of site planning, do urban planners or architects usually do this work?? As it is called planning, I assumed planners do this, is this correct? For example, would urban planers generally deal with the design of a resort hotel, where the locations of the various buildings, swimming pools, pathways, restaurants, are distributed over land? How about the design of building layout for a new waterfront residential or office development?
Would a degree in planning or in urban design / architecture be the best thing for me?
Appreciate any advice,
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