My success in landing the role (at GoGet) actually grew out of my major research project for my...
Canadian Josh Brydges discovered he had a passion for planning when he started to spend his leisure time, from a demanding career in the entertainment industry, fervently reading planning theory and initiatives from around the world.
“After spending time in Sydney on an exchange program, I thought the idea of a school in the heart of CBD would be a great place to study planning. I had heard that UTS offered a really practical degree and that the program was well thought of within the industry,” says Josh.
“So much of the coursework involved working with a range of people with diverse backgrounds and from other programs to come together and develop proposals and plans that were then analysed by professional planners—it was a great chance to take the theory we were learning and implement it in a real world setting. I actually ended up doing some part time work for one of my guest lecturers, so the connections you make are beyond useful,” he reflects.
Josh has recently started working full-time with car-share company GoGet as a Locations and Transportation Planner. He is currently working with City of Sydney to help plan expand further integrate car-sharing into the Urban Design guidelines within across CBD.
"My success in landing the role actually grew out of my major research project for my Masters of Planning, which sought to compare and contrast international examples of car-sharing with the current environment in Sydney.”