Sheppard and Smith provide a clear, accessible and friendly guide to studying to become a planner, with great tips, insight and advice – including what employers will be looking for and the importance of lifelong learning. This book will prove to be a valuable resource, at a time when it’s critical that we engage more people in considering planning as a career.
This is a very impressive book which takes the study of town and country planning very seriously and treats its complexities with respect.
If you are thinking of studying town and country planning at university, this book tells you what to expect and how to succeed. After introducing the way that planning works in different parts of the UK, and explaining the transition from school to higher education, it takes the reader through the range of skills they will be expected to develop as they become planners. These skills are very diverse and include negotiation, photography, understanding maps, giving presentations and working in teams.
The book will be supplemental due to it is not specifically targeted for the topic of the course (environmental design).
I'll suggest the book to students this year, with the aim of pointing out the basic skills in the field of planning.
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