: Urban and regional planners develop programs that encourage growth in certain communities and regions. They make plans for the best use of land and study the area's schools, hospitals, parks, roads, and other facilities to see if they meet the needs of the community. They also deal with legal codes and environmental issues. They often travel to inspect the features of the land to help in their planning.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/