Technology is essential to the modern city planner, at JCU you'll be ready today for tomorrow as you master the key technologies you need to build sustainable communities. Gain real-world experience in using remote sensors, mapping systems, GIS software, and co-ordinate systems. Gain experience creating effective maps and plans that can be used in the real world as you learn how to find the data you need.
You'll also face first-hand the limitations of our current mapping and remote sensing technology. As you see what's possible, as well as what's missing, you may be inspired to pioneer the development of better technologies for the next generation of city planners.
Develop as a Professional
As a professional, you'll have the responsibility and opportunity to work with others in your field and across disciplines. It's important that you have a strong understanding of all the relevant legislation and how it applies. You must also be a master of the professional ethics that govern your field. Your courses in planning legislation and professional practice will give you the foundation you need to maintain the highest level of professionalism wherever you go.
Communication is key to a town planner's career, and your town planning courses will give you the opportunity to grow your oral and written communication skills as you network with other professionals and students. As an independent thinker and a competent communicator, you'll be able to explain your design concepts to a range of audiences including other professionals, government officials, and members of the community.
Cities are more than just places to live. They are where communities grow and thrive, and the protection of the environment can't come at the expense of human development. Through your courses in planning for sustainable communities and urban ecosystems, you'll learn how to balance the needs of the environment while still promoting healthy economic development.
Your planning courses will give you the skills to face the challenges of managing marine and land resources for the most remote communities. You'll be part of the solution in bringing economic development from the business community to under-resourced areas while promoting regional sustainability and strong, resilient communities.