I'm new to the list and looking forward to interacting with students from different places.
Yesterday in one of my classes the professor mentioned in passing that "90% of planning is done by government" [we are talking about the US, I should note]. I will follow up on this with her, the class was structured so that we couldn't discuss the statement at that time.
But I am wondering -- does this seem to ring true to folks? What about non-profits, consulting firms, regional planning associations, , etc, etc? Are they just feeding into the government planning machine?
Does this mean that 90% of the planning jobs are in government? This certainly doesn't seem the case for me.
I graduate in May and am beginning a job search. I would love to hear others' ideas about this statement in general, and any specific ideas about working in the different sectors (eg govt, NGO, Nonprofit, academia, consulting, etc)