I'm currently considering training in planning, however, my main passion in life would be to work in International Development. I was wondering how useful town planning skills would be in this area, if at all! Has anyone taken this route, training as a planner at home and then using your planning expertise in developing cities/countries?

It would put my mind at ease a lot if I knew what opportunities there were in planning in this area. I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on training up, to find that I'm useless where I'd most like to be useful!