As a prospective planner, I would prefer to work in an architecture/planning firm or consultancy (or as a private consultant) rather than the public sector.
Am I right in assuming that the private sector involves less council meetings, less political dealings, and is generally more creative as one is working with architects/landscapers? Also, one is working on the creative end of projects.
Is it true that only 2 in 10 jobs are in the private sector in planning? Does that mean its very difficult to find a job right away in a private firm?