This chapter addresses the question: How do the encounters of young planners with 'the real world' influence their perspectives on planing practice and the planning profession? It is based on research into the way in which planning students and young planning professionals perceive this change.The young planners indicated that communication is the most important aspect of their work. This is different from educational programs in which the making of plans and policies is important. Inclusive values are part of their jobs and they are able to express these values through their work. They feel that they contribute, in their own modest way, to a better world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Student to Urban Planner
Subtitle of host publicationYoung Practitioners' Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges
EditorsTuna Tasan-Kok, Mark Oranje
Place of PublicationNew York and Abingdon
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages241-255
ISBN (Print)9781138847347
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameThe RTPI Library Series

    Research areas

  • planning, Young planners, ethical challenges

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