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Urban and land use planners develop plans and recommend policies for managing land use, physical facilities and associated services for urban and rural areas and remote regions. They are employed by all levels of government, land developers, engineering and other consulting companies or may work as private consultants.
city planner, community and urban planner, environmental planner, land use planner, long-range planner, municipal planner, park planner, planner, planning analyst, recreation planner, regional planner, urban planner.
- Compile and analyze data on demographic, economic, legal, political, cultural, sociological, physical and other factors affecting land use
- Confer with municipal, provincial and federal authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, lawyers, land developers, the public and special interest groups to formulate and develop land use or community plans
- Prepare and recommend land development concepts and plans for zoning, subdivisions, transportation, public utilities, community facilities, parks, agricultural and other land uses
- Prepare plans for environmental protection, such as wildlife preserves, national and provincial parks, and protection of watersheds
- Present plans to civic, rural and regional authorities and hold public meetings to present plans, proposals or planning studies to the general public and special interest groups
- Review and evaluate proposals for land use and development plans and prepare recommendations
- Process application for land development permits and administer land use plans and zoning by-laws
- Formulate long-range objectives and policies relative to future land use and the protection of the environment
- Supervise and co-ordinate work of urban planning technicians and technologists.
Barrie, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Orillia, Waterloo, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, New Hamburg, New Tecumseth, Orangeville, Penetanguishene, Port McNicoll, Shelburne, Alliston, Ayr, Beeton, Buena Vista Park, Cardwell, Cookstown, Cumberland Beach, Elmira, Elmvale, Purple Hill, Rockcut, Rockwood, Starrview Acres, St. Jacobs, Tottenham
Outlook & Prospects for Urban and Land Use Planners in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- SAIL, an outdoors superstore, will open a $25M store in the Tri-City Centre in Cambridge, creating more than 125 retail jobs upon completion in the fall of 2014
- Alliance Homes and Cosmopolitan Homes started construction on a new residential subdivision in Beeton
- BlackBerry is laying off 250 more employees from its Waterloo location as it continues its period of transition
- Durose Manufacturing, a steel fabricator providing specialized services, will invest in new machinery with support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, creating 12 new jobs in Guelph
- Groundbreaking took place in Waterloo on the Centre of Excellence for Innovation In Aging, a project valued at $376M aimed at helping Canada better prepare for an aging population
- Communitech, a company that helps technology start-ups grow and succeed, will receive $15M over the next three years from the province of Ontario to accelerate entrepreneurial activity in the region
- OpenText, a Waterloo-based software company, will acquire GXS Group Inc., a cloud technology provider based in Maryland for $1.17 billion
- PWO Canada Inc. will expand production creating 20 new jobs and retaining 245 existing jobs in Kitchener. The company makes components and assembly line structures for the automotive industry.
- DESCH Canada Ltd., a company that specializes in parts for machinery used in construction and mining, will expand and create 10 new jobs while retaining 19 existing jobs in Cambridge
- Groundbreaking took place for the construction of the $9.3M fire hall in Orillia, which was scheduled to be completed by October 2014
- Andrin Homes will begin construction on City Centre Condominiums in Kitchener
- Blackberry is cutting 300 more positions from the Waterloo-based workforce
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