2164-Town and Related Planners

Job Title: 

Town and Related Planners

Job Description: 

Town and related planners develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land. They conduct research and provide advice on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use.


Tasks include:

  • planning layout and coordinating development of urban areas
  • compiling and analysing data on economic, legal, political, cultural, demographic, sociological, physical and environmental factors affecting land use
  • conferring with government authorities, communities and specialists in fields such as architecture, planning, social science the environment and the law
  • devising and recommending use and development of land, and presenting narrative and graphic plans, programmes and designs to groups and individuals
  • advising governments, companies and communities on urban and regional planning issues and proposals
  • reviewing and evaluating environmental impact reports
  • planning layout and coordinating development of urban areas
  • planning and the development of land areas for parks, schools, institutions, airports, roadways and related projects, and for commercial, industrial and
  • residential sites
  • planning and advising on routing and control of road traffic and public transportation systems for efficiency and safety
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Land planner
Traffic planner
Urban planner

This unit group excludes

Building architect (2161)
Landscape architect (2162)

Specific Occupations: 

Town planner

Other related planners (eg traffic planner)

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore