A new role for young planners in the Netherlands: Still a Planner's Paradise?

Willem Korthals Altes, Tuna Tasan-Kok

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    This chapter addresses the question: How do the encounters of young planners with 'the real world' influence their perspectives on planing practice and the planning profession? It is based on research into the way in which planning students and young planning professionals perceive this change.The young planners indicated that communication is the most important aspect of their work. This is different from educational programs in which the making of plans and policies is important. Inclusive values are part of their jobs and they are able to express these values through their work. They feel that they contribute, in their own modest way, to a better world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom Student to Urban Planner
    Subtitle of host publicationYoung Practitioners' Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges
    EditorsTuna Tasan-Kok, Mark Oranje
    Place of PublicationNew York and Abingdon
    PublisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9781138847347
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameThe RTPI Library Series


    • planning
    • Young planners
    • ethical challenges


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