I know that a lot of planners go from rural to more urban planning, but was wondering if any have done the opposite? I was a planner working on the approvals, urban design and financial aspects of large greenfield developments (1000 acres +), but recently took a position as a rural planner for a 28% pay increase. I am finding the transition from working in a large urban centre to being a rural planner very challenging and was wondering if anyone has done the same? Previously, I was used to meetings at City Hall, development industry events and a multitude of other events that filled up the day. As a rural planner, I find the work is very different and it is quite isolating and their is much less focus on urban design, political relations and landscape architecture. Curious to here the thoughts of others who made the switch? I'm not sure if the trouble I'm having is the switch from very urban to rural or from private-sector to being a government employee.