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Urban Planning Personal Statements

Your personal statement should describe what appeals to you about urban planning, and why you want to learn more about it at university to enter a career as a town planner, transport planner, urban designer, or one of many other options.

Admissions tutors want to know why you will make a good urban planning candidate, and the skills and experience you can bring to their department.

Our urban planning personal statement examples should inspire you to write your own unique statement, and help you understand how students have successfully applied for this course in the past.

Growing up in post-soviet Belarus I wasn't surrounded by the architectural wonders - all the buildings were dull and grey, therefore from early childhood I started drawing and making houses of my dreams...
London is the most populous city in the European Union (Office of National Statistics 16/10/06) and further additions to the EU countries of membership, conflicts and political instabilities abroad mean it shall continue to grow...
It is difficult to ignore the accelerating growth of urbanization, caused by profound changes in the world economics. This is, particularly, evident in the arena of rapidly developing countries like China, where the expansion of urban space is currently facing a shortage of professional designers, predominantly, due to the lack of Chinese universities specializing in this field...