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what qualifications do you need to do this? i assume being rilly rilly good at Sim City 3000 isn't one of them.
shitloads of facets to this. My ex-flatmate was an urban planner for UNESCO and she had nothing to do with road layouts or where to put the shops. Her job seemed to be much higher level, studying and influencing how different demographics of people would settle in big cities and the interaction with regeneration of the old manky bits.
In short, I don't know what formal qualifications you'd need. LSE have an urban planning research department annexed to them though - you could get pointers there?
this is more the sort of thing i'm interested in.
although i'm probably screwed by the fact that i have no degree at all. oh well!
AN ex housemate does this. He loves it. But he is the most anal obsessive compulsive person in the world. He lives in Milton Keynes and thinks it is the best place in the world...
i.e. estate agency-ing isn`t it?
you want these (other)boring fucks ;) : http://www.rtpi.org.uk/
applied to management positios at various football clubs citing his 'experience and success' on football manager as proof of his capabilities. no responses except the QPR chairman who offered to buy him a drink if he was ever at loftus road...
they were pretty funny. i think you should cite sim city on any job applications.
when Steve McClaren left for England, citing his Championship Manager experience. Steve Gibson replied saying something like "We are flattered by your interest in the job but know you are destined for bigger things and would rather have stability in the forthcoming years".
something from an institution like this
your sim city 3000 city is so good, eh?
then i got bored and decided to bulldoze everything and start again. historical core what now?