Land Use Planning & Management

Land Use Planning & Development is about managing private and public land so that it's used optimally.

This involves learning how to make decisions about how land should be used to achieve the best environmental, economic and social outcomes.

This includes natural resource management, environmental impact assessment, land zoning, transport and infrastructure planning, town planning and urban design.

This area is also about laws and regulations governing land use and the environment.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Urban planner
  • Regional planner
  • Environmental planner
  • Environmental management consultant
  • Property developer
  • Resource consent planner
  • City transport planner
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


127% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

« back to subject areas

No Major Drama

We are a proud supporter of Wikipedia.