Where can I find International Urban Planning Jobs?
April 8, 2009 1:54 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find International Urban Planning Jobs?

Hi there,

I have recently finished my master's in urban planning and am looking for work. Not really a good time for the development industry but there has to be something out there.

I would like to work overseas (I am currently in Canada). New Zealand or Australia would be potential stops but I am interested in Southeast Asia or India. Basically I wouldn't rule out anywhere but North America as I am looking for different perspectives in the planning field.

So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about where I should start looking. I've tried big engineering firms, Allen and York, Aecom, gone through respective countries institute of planners websites etc

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


posted by pawlyk to Work & Money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What kind of planning work? It's a pretty broad field so knowing your specialization might help. I know EDAW does a lot of international work. Don't know if they're hiring but I have a planner friend who works there are gets sent internationally a lot. If not placed internationally, they might give you a job in a stateside office and send you on overseas assignments - is that out of the question?
posted by otherwordlyglow at 2:37 PM on April 8, 2009

What about the military? I know a guy with a masters in urban planning and he's an Army officer.
posted by raisingsand at 2:40 PM on April 8, 2009

Oh wait, I just saw that you looked at AEcom, which I guess owns EDAW now. Also, do you speak any foreign languages?
posted by otherwordlyglow at 2:41 PM on April 8, 2009

Response by poster: Sadely, no foreign languages. I have a conversational knowledge of spanish but differently not passable for working purposes.

As for specialization, my master's focused on waterfront regeneration but not holding out for a specific regeneration job.

I am not really interested in military planning but thanks for the suggestion.
posted by pawlyk at 3:13 PM on April 8, 2009

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