Department of City And Regional Planning

Introduction

UMT’s Department of City and Regional Planning is one of the nation’s strongest under grad planning programs. Our faculty members are internationally recognized in planning education, research, and professional practice. They have been active in various public and community service activities. 

City and Regional Planning is a dynamic, future-oriented profession requiring technical knowledge and strong interpersonal skills. It is an ideal career choice for people who want to help city and society to manage change.

Department of City and Regional Planning at University of Management and Technology, Lahore is nation’s first and only private sector institute that offers a degree of Bachelors of Science in City and Regional Planning. The degree is officially recognized by both Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP). Strength of this department lies in four salient features:

  1. Well Qualified Faculty
  2. Research Forums
  3. State-of-the-art teaching and coaching
  4. Linkages with the industry

 

City and Regional Planning is a field of study with multiple employment opportunities. Town Planners work in government sector and private firms. Development authorities in major cities including Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Multan Development Authority (MDA), Faisalabad Development Authority (MDA), Capital Development Authority (CDA) and others have employed majority of Town Planners on posts of Assistant Director, Deputy Director and Director Town Planning. Similarly city district governments and municipal corporations/committees also hire Town Planners on gazetted positions. Other government organizations where Town Planners are hired include Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency, Planning and Development (P&D), Ministry of Defence, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy. Many Town Planners also work in Urban Unit, which is a public sector company. Various Town Planners extend their services as consultants for projects by the government and international monetary agencies like Asian Development Bank and World Bank.

The perk of opting this field as your field of study is being an urban policy maker in future. It would be nice to assert that you should opt this degree should you want to become government gazetted officer in future. This department would provide you the opportunity to become part of this prestigious field where most of the decision making happens.

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