What is Urban Planning?
Planning is a profession dedicated to helping society manage change – and that oftentimes means a great deal of change…over time. Planners work in cities and regions to guide growth and development, enhance communities, and improve the quality of life. Their work affects the pattern of development, urban design, environmental quality, the creation of jobs, and equality and opportunity. Planners work for cities and other government agencies, consulting firms, non-profit agencies and private firms. Planners have a heart for their community and juggle the act of balancing private and public interest. Contact us if you need planning help in your project: www.inengineering.ca
Planners develop and implement long-range plans and projects and they help solve problems in cities and regions. They usually work in teams with other professionals (such as engineers, surveyors, architects), community members, and elected officials. In any given day a planner may be writing a report, analyzing information, brainstorming solutions, developing a plan, conducting a workshop with community members or making a presentation to city council. We can act on your behalf (act as agent) when it comes to your new project. Contact us: www.inengineering.ca
Canadian Institute of Planners defines planning to mean:
The planning of the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities.
President and Principal Engineer of IN Engineering, Andrew Melchers, understands the importance of having a professional planner as part of his team. He explains, “ there are a lot of scenarios where an RPP is required especially when pushing for unique and thoughtful designs that require amendments to zoning. Having a planner involved with the team early on ensures that the client’s vision is met while navigating by laws and zoning restrictions.”
“Our vision for IN Engineering is to provide a complete team that can provide all of the services required for any construction project. Adding a planner to the team will ensure we are fulfilling that critical role of obtaining planning approval for any project.” Contact us and we can help you navigate the planning process: www.inengineering.ca
In conclusion, planning is a relatively new profession. Societies are realizing the importance of planning their cities, their towns or their communities before actually spending a lot of money building or rebuilding it. That is the reason why even though old cities have its charm, there is something about the new ones that scream for efficiency and practicality. You will notice that the roads are wider, there is more space for homes, the locations are well thought of and the list goes on. Without planners, the cities would be more chaotic and certainly would not be half as organized as it is right now. However, if you were to have a one on one discussion with a planner, they will often tell you that their profession is still largely unknown to the general public & concerned agencies!
Let IN Engineering + Surveying help you navigate through the planning requirements of your project. www.inengineering.ca