10 Hot Urban Careers

Cities are cool again! The increased interest in urban issues, and rapidly evolving technological landscape, have multiplied the ways in which professionals can create more livable places. Nicole Ferraro looks at ten such positions.

"As people turn their awareness toward the fact that the globe is urbanizing at a rapid rate, it seems there can't be enough attention paid to those who have a role to play in how all of this pans out," observes Ferraro. "So if you're a Parks and Recreations employee, or a logistics manager, or an ecologist, who previously thought you'd spend your lonesome career flying under the radar of anyone's interest or concern -- think again!"

"What follows is our list of 10 jobs that are suddenly cool again, thanks to the surge of interest in cities around the globe. Take a click through the next 10 pages to find out what these jobs are, why they're big right now, what they pay (on average), and who the rockstars are in these environments."

Among the jobs making her list of the "10 City Jobs That Are Cool Again" are urban planner (natch!), civic hacker, climate strategist, and facilities manager.

For a more complete look at urban- and planning-oriented careers see Planetizen's Insider’s Guide to Careers in Urban Planning.

Full Story: 10 City Jobs That Are Cool Again

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95