I'm the new event coordinator for the urban planning student association at my university, Concordia, in Montreal. along with the other new officers I have proposed to include workshops on subjects not offered in the university and needed in a professional setting. I'd like to get some input from professional planners or current students. Tell me what you think isn't covered enough in school and is needed!
Currently our school uses ArcGIS, Google Sketch-up pro and the Photoshop.
But I find sketch up to be very limited, full of bugs and overall a mediocre product.
What kind of programs do pros use?
I was looking at this program CityCAD and I'm thinking of getting a trial version for my school.
-Intro to Civil/building engineering, Architecture and other fields:
Currently not offered at the school.
I'd like to know what kind of interactions you guys have with other professionals during projects.
I took 3 years of building engineering and I think it would be very useful if other students understood that you can't just add another floor to a building because it looks pretty.
-Urban planning politics and business:
Get some case studies on what really goes on in the planning world. How much do planners really have to say on projects. I was reading another thread, where the author was saying that he wishes school were teaching not just the theories behind planning but the really world processes.