I'm curious if anyone has, or knows of someone that, transition from urban planning to a career in government or public relations? Working for a city planning department provides a lot of "non-planning" related skills that seem completely transferable to another field, like government relations. We've got tons of experience with public or community outreach, know the inner workings of the government structure, and have connections with governing/decision making bodies. Kind of makes sense?
For someone that has formal education and professional experience in the planning field, but that also has a business industry mindset, seems like this might be a good transition. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts or experience in this. Thanks!