I have yet to begin my undergraduate education, but I have recently discovered the "world" of Urban Planning. It caught my eye because I have strong organizational and problem-solving skills, I love planning and creating layouts (no matter what it's for), and I have a passion for revitalizing urban areas and bringing business and people back to "dead areas". Do the characteristics I have described correlate with an Urban Planner?
Also, where are most Urban Planners employed? Do they work for the government? What are typical salaries of an entry-level and a Senior-level Urban Planner? (I'm not one of those kids who "wants to get rich", so don't worry.)
Lastly, if I do, indeed, pursue a career in U.P., I was considering an undergraduate double major in Urban Studies + Economics and a graduate degree in Urban Planning. What do you, as students, think of this education plan? Would it make me marketable? Any suggestions on other degrees, etc.?
ANY ADVICE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thank you!