Architecture and planning

In 1800, only 2 per cent of the world’s population lived in cities, compared with 54 per cent today.

Urban and regional planners are essential to managing larger and more urbanised populations. They integrate environmental, economic and social aspects of development to improve our quality of life and create vibrant communities.

Planners learn to balance a range of community and environmental priorities, including land-use needs, infrastructure and transport, heritage and conservation priorities, industrial development, and policy and legislation.

Architecture professionals design buildings and spaces with an inherent concern for human living and working environments.

Key Facts:

  • Australia’s population is expected to reach 50 million between 2061 and 2111
  • More than 500 town planning jobs listed nationally on SEEK in just one month*
  • UQ’s Bachelor of Regional Town Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia
  • The Architecture industry is projected to grow over the next 5 years
  • UQ’s Architecture School is one of the Top 5 in Australia

*As at July 2016

Where can Architecture and Planning take you?