Education & Careers

January 7, 2016, 6am PST
Having just reached the decade mark as an architect in one of the world's most prominent firms, Marin Gertler shares what he has learned are keys for career success. Written for architects but equally applicable to planning professionals.
UrbDeZine
December 18, 2015, 8am PST
Renowned UCLA planning professor, urbanist, and author Edward W. Soja passed away last month. L.A.-based planner, and former Soja student, Jonathan Bell writes about his teachings and how they influenced him.
UrbDeZine
Feature
December 18, 2015, 5am PST
The results of a year's worth of writing, reading, sharing, and commenting are in. These are the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2015.
James Brasuell
December 13, 2015, 1pm PST
The third annual edition of holiday gift ideas for that "plannerd" in your life. This year, rather than listing gift ideas, L.A. County Planner Clement Lau describes various sources for buying gifts for urban planners and designers.
UrbDeZine
Feature
December 12, 2015, 5am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the ten best books in urban planning, design, and development published in 2015.
James Brasuell and Josh Stephens
Blog post
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.
Carol Barrett
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.
UrbDeZine
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.
Next City
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.
APA-FIG
Feature
November 9, 2015, 2pm PST
As sustainability initiatives gain momentum, planners have a growing number of options for credentialing their green skills.
Eliot Allen
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.
Netted
October 21, 2015, 7am PDT
K-12 geography proficiency has not improved since 1994.
Association of American Geographers
Feature
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.
James Brasuell
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.
CityLab
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.
Peninsula Clarion
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.
City Observatory
September 11, 2015, 10am PDT
For some STEM-intensive firms, the cost of living in Silicon Valley is a deal-breaker.
Bloomberg Business
August 10, 2015, 5am PDT
After enjoying a strong run of prominence and success, the new economy is taking its toll on university presses.
Next City
July 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Maps are still an important tool in teaching kids to be global citizens.
The Washington Post - Blogs