Education & Careers

The Texas city is the largest municipality so far to sign onto the Blue Zones Project, an initiative for improving longevity. In a nutshell, Blue Zones wants to make healthy choices the easy ones.
3 days ago   Next City
Blog Post
How to generate ideas in planning is a question that many planning students ask. This can seem a mysterious and difficult process. Unfortunately, planning education has not always done a great job of helping students unpack this apparent mystery. Blog Post
Apr 6, 2015   By Ann Forsyth
In a district now comprised entirely of charter schools, many New Orleans children face hour-plus journeys. This makes for increased stress on low-income families and a potential rise in chronic absenteeism.
Mar 31, 2015   Pacific Standard
Embedded in an article celebrating the career of Donald Shoup, so-called "parking guru" who has had an outsized influence on contemporary planning thanks to the arguments laid out in "The High Cost of Free Parking."
Mar 27, 2015   UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
A look at what HUD-VASH supportive housing vouchers can do, from the perspective of one of the agencies administering them.
Mar 14, 2015   Shelterforce
Exclusive
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Jason Neville, senior planner for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. Exclusive
Feb 26, 2015  By Jason Neville
With social media and the internet generally making it easy to contact faculty across the globe students are tempted to do so. But when is it appropriate? The short answer: contact them if they request it. Blog Post
Feb 10, 2015   By Ann Forsyth
Blog Post
Teachers of planning theory often struggle to demonstrate the relevance of the material they teach to everyday practice, and practitioners and students as a result often disregard planning's past as a jumble of experiences irrelevant to contemporary contexts. Blog Post
Feb 2, 2015   By JPER
On May 5, Michigan voters will go to the polls to decide on a one percent increase in the sales tax, with revenue dedicated to education. But approval of the measure sets off other changes, including converting the gas excise tax to a wholesale tax.
Jan 30, 2015   Governing
Big, diverse, and a little bit different, the Millennial generation is often cast as the solution to—or the cause of—many of America’s housing challenges.
Jan 24, 2015   Rooflines
Blog Post
What makes a great planning program is an enduring question in planning. Some school have a period at the pinnacle: Penn in the late 1960s and early 1970s; UCLA in the 1980s; and so on. Others rise and fall. Blog Post
Jan 13, 2015   By Ann Forsyth