Education & Careers

The Planning Accreditation Board, the body tasked with the accreditation process of planning programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level, will update its standards over the next month.
Nov 16, 2015   Next City
Urban agriculture has long been a staple of sustainable urbanism—in theory. Can policy changes help it become much more than that? This guidebook offers tactics and policies that planners can use to promote urban farms.
Nov 15, 2015   APA-FIG
As sustainability initiatives gain momentum, planners have a growing number of options for credentialing their green skills. Exclusive
Nov 9, 2015  By Eliot Allen
Whether you're a lifelong resident of Boston, just moving there, or simply passing through, this guide has 18 apps and services for navigating and enjoying the city life to its fullest.
Nov 9, 2015   Netted
K-12 geography proficiency has not improved since 1994.
Oct 21, 2015   Association of American Geographers
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell recently gave the Pitkin Lecture at the Pennsylvania state chapter of the American Planning Association's annual conference. An adapted and excerpted version of that lecture follows. Exclusive
Oct 20, 2015  By James Brasuell
The process of building tactile models of neighborhoods as tools for planning outreach just got an upgrade with a high-tech, interactive Lego model built for the Boston area.
Oct 19, 2015   CityLab
Ninth graders in Soldotna, Alaska, were introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) by a team of volunteers who spent two days illustrating how GIS technology is used in analyzing complex systems.
Oct 17, 2015   Peninsula Clarion
An exhibit at the National Building Museum showcases the work of teens in city planning and design. It's just one recent example of innovative programs to get youth involved in the process of engaging with their communities.
Oct 6, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
Sixty years after Brown v. Board, exclusionary zoning and school district rules still promote the economic and racial segregation of public schools.
Sep 28, 2015   City Observatory
For some STEM-intensive firms, the cost of living in Silicon Valley is a deal-breaker.
Sep 11, 2015   Bloomberg Business