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My education provided me with the theoretical and practical tools to enter into the modern planning world. In this, I not only learnt how to work on large projects alone, but also to work efficiently with large groups. As well, it equipped me with the knowledge of what the best practices are in numerous fields, from economics to environmental management. Along with this, I was also taught facilitation techniques, including how to construct a community engagement session and how to determine which method of community consulation should be used in each situation. Allowing me to better work with a community.
The subject content of the various subjects has ensured that the theoretical element of being a planner is embedded within me. This will include the understanding of various legislation plans ad strategies. However, the real lessons are those which came in respecting set deadlines, working in groups to produce a product and overcome issues as well as understanding that handwork is imperative to the final outcome of a product.
My education was very valuable and I was lucky to have professors how had knowledge of all the specialties and areas of planning. Everyone of my professors emphasized the importance of comprehensive planning making sure one accounts for all the elements of planning without leaving any out and ensuring adequate public participation in the planning process. The plans we write has effects on everybody within the city some more than others. But it is important to not leave out important stakeholders or the public in the process.
I graduated from the Bachelor of urban planning. During that time, I learnt about the importance of planning, the role of the government, planning principles, expose to urban issues, wrote essays that helped improve writing skills. Prepare for real life planning.
My education has prepared me because it has given the foundation of skills ill need to be successful in the field.
Bachelor's degree in CRP. Knowledge in public financing, revitalization, transportation, grant writing, site development.
I pass through the hands of doctors and proffessors who had got experirnce in different field and also they taught me many things especialy on how to deal with complihensive planning.
Most recently, I have completed a post graduate degree in Urban and regional Planning from one of the top 100 universities in the world. I have learned about planning concepts and theories at UWA and also given opportunities to apply these principles by doing real life projects. I have done actual projects funded by Government in University on two regional towns and one city. We have applied most of the data collection techniques like suveying, interviewing, land use survey, public surveying etc . Additionally we had statistical data documented over an interval of 5 years for almost all the relevant factors affecting the daily life of the subjected towns and cities. I am quite confident that these techniques are transferable and can be applied onto any city or town in any country for such improvement or redevelopment projects.
Most importantly, the internship term I have got with Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, the only state planning agency in western australia handling the redevelopment of metropolitan region of the state was an excellent opportunity to learn about assessing development applications. Here I have assessed the compliance of development proposals against the land policies and regulations.
To put it in a nutshell, I would say, my university education and other experiences have equipped me well for taking up a position as a town planner in your organisation.
The planning degree at griffith university is among the best in Australia, already being in the development industry for the past 6 months, I have had the opportunity to utilise many skills obtained from my degree, from writing environmental rep[ports to being aware of the relevant legislation and its implementation, to completing example development applications from inception to completion. The degree I felt was very successful in preparing me for the real world experiences and challenges.
I have always been interested in design and through my various visits to different places I have a keen interest in noticing how a city or a region develops am currently pursing my bachelors from NIT hamirpur and in these 5 years I have done a huge variety of projects and learned a lot but the urban design project has been really exciting and have helped me decide the very direction I want my education and career to steer.