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.
March 31, 2013, 11am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"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.

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Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 in Future Cities
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