Segments in this Video

Urban Planner: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:18)


Terrell Ellis works as a planning consultant in the community and economic development.

Urban Planner: Career Beginnings (01:07)

Ellis became the executive director of a nonprofit company after graduating from college with a degree in urban planning.

Urban Planner: Keys for Success (01:31)

Listening to people and the ability to facilitate dialogue are critical skills for succeeding in this position.

Urban Planner: Education and Certification Requirements (01:21)

Ellis recommends becoming certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Rural development, geography, and urban planning would all be helpful fields to study in college.

Urban Planner: Workplace Atmosphere (01:08)

Ellis spends time in an office as well as out in the community. Many meetings take place in the office. She works with community members as well as many committees and boards.

Urban Planner: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:07)

Ellis recommends getting involved in a community organization to gain insight into the challenges faced in this industry.

Urban Planner: A Day on the Job (01:43)

Ellis says there is not typical day for this job. Community development, market analysis, and marketing are just a few of the tasks she manages.

Urban Planner: Industry Goals and Services (00:56)

Ellis' goal is to help facilitate the development of healthy and sustainable communities.

Urban Planner: Industry Challenges (01:16)

Prioritizing how communities should develop to best utilize limited resources is a constant challenge in this industry.

Urban Planner: Looking at the Future (00:55)

Ellis assumes that technology will continue to change and become more integral to planning and analyzing data.

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Urban Planner—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an urban planner? In this Career Q&A video interview, Terrell Ellis talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success working as an urban planner. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 13 minutes

Item#: BVL154507

ISBN: 978-1-64347-764-0

Copyright date: ©2018

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