How do you pursue a Career in Urban Designing?

I think Urban Designing is a great Career option. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Urban Designing actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Urban Designing. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Urban Designing, I came across this amazing page:

Resha Patil's take!

Resha Patil is an experienced professional with 20 years in Urban Designing. Resha Patil has worked in Urban Designing as HOD in DIT University. In Resha Patil's own words, this is how Resha Patil got into Urban Designing: "After my Bachelors in Architecture & Masters in Urban Design, I started working as an Architect and have worked on various projects at various organizations like SEA, Arcop, Akruti Nirman Ltd and Utopia Architects. I have 20 years of experience in this field. I am also working as an Urban Design & Green Building Consultant. I am working at DIT University as HOD of Architecture Department since 2016."

Career Video on Urban Designing

In a video, Resha Patil has talked about various aspects of a Career in Urban Designing. Resha Patil started by explaining Urban Designing as: "Urban design is the process of designing and shaping cities, towns and villages. In contrast to architecture, which focuses on the design of individual buildings, urban design deals with the larger scale of groups of buildings, streets and public spaces, whole neighborhoods and districts, and entire cities, with the goal of making urban areas functional, attractive, and sustainable." The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Urban Designing, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Urban Designing. Resha Patil touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Architectural Graphics
  • Structure
  • Architectural Designs
  • History of Architecture
  • Climatology
  • Human Behaviour
  • Urban Forms & Patterns
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Resha Patil then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Urban Designing:
  • Creativity
  • Sketching & Drawing
  • Communication & Convincing
  • Observation
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Management
  • Adaptability
Positives of this Career are quite interesting.
Resha Patil believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Urban Designing:
  • Creative Satisfaction
  • Networking
  • Exposure to all fields
  • Travelling
It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Resha Patil believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Urban Designing:
  • Initial Struggle
  • Late Working Hours
  • Meeting Deadlines

In the final section of the video Resha Patil talks about How a day goes in a Career in Urban Designing. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Urban Designing, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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