December 9, 2015, 5am PST
Planetizen resident ethicist Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, images a scenario that highlights the distinction between citizen and planner, and where sometimes it's inappropriate to cross the line between the two.
November 26, 2015, 7am PST
Ten key conferences in 2016 for planners, architects, and urban design professionals, summarized by Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner.
November 16, 2015, 11am PST
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.
November 15, 2015, 9am PST
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.
November 9, 2015, 2pm PST
As sustainability initiatives gain momentum, planners have a growing number of options for credentialing their green skills.
November 9, 2015, 10am PST
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.
October 21, 2015, 7am PDT
K-12 geography proficiency has not improved since 1994.
Association of American Geographers
October 20, 2015, 8am PDT
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.
October 19, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
October 17, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
October 6, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
Greater Greater Washington
September 28, 2015, 6am PDT
Sixty years after Brown v. Board, exclusionary zoning and school district rules still promote the economic and racial segregation of public schools.
September 11, 2015, 10am PDT
For some STEM-intensive firms, the cost of living in Silicon Valley is a deal-breaker.
August 10, 2015, 5am PDT
After enjoying a strong run of prominence and success, the new economy is taking its toll on university presses.
July 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Maps are still an important tool in teaching kids to be global citizens.
The Washington Post - Blogs
July 30, 2015, 10am PDT
Planners and designers should not be afraid to reclaim overused and misused words—as long as they know what they're doing.
July 30, 2015, 6am PDT
Laura Bliss argues that implicit discrimination in the boundary-shaping policies of school districts necessitates reform of the property-tax funding system.
July 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
The newest addition to the city of Portland's Street Seats program is the result of a student team of designers and builders from Portland State University.
Portland State University
June 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Until advocates and agencies find positive stories to tell about multi-modal decision-making the car will continue to dominate the messaging and branding of contemporary culture.
Greater Greater Washington
June 16, 2015, 5am PDT
A Planetizen review of "City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis," edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, finds too much to fault in the book's essay about Los Angeles.