This week, reports Orhan Ayyüce, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced the launch of "a major new research center focused on the planning, design, construction and retrofitting of urban environments for the 21st century."
Feb 14, 2013 Archinect
Mitchell Silver, Raleigh City Planner and President of the APA, is on a mission to get planners to realize the importance of return on investment (ROI) in their projects. Raleigh is providing the testing ground for his arguments.
Feb 14, 2013 Raleigh Public Record
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau describes how Instagram, the increasingly popular photo-sharing social media app., has become a valuable addition to his quiver of planning tools.
Feb 13, 2013 UrbDeZine.com
Vanessa Quirk discusses the results of Building Design's annual listing of the largest architecture firms in the world. The architecture and engineering behemoth Aecom has claimed top spot (up from number 2 last year) with 1,370 employees.
Feb 13, 2013 Arch Daily
Although young adults and baby boomers are flocking back to America's cities, declines in K-12 enrollment are causing many cities to close their schools. A new report looks at the commons challenges in finding new uses for these buildings.
Feb 12, 2013 Education Week
During the 1920s, the federal government passed a pair of laws that continue to this day to be hugely consequential to the modern practices of city planning and zoning. The two laws also planted the seeds of the planning profession.
Feb 9, 2013 KCET.org Laws That Shaped LA
In my current series of blogs I’m returning to earlier topics—this one on how to make the most of being a student. In that earlier blog I focused on four topics: Opinion
Feb 8, 2013 By
Urban planning professionals and researchers increasingly face information overload. Todd BenDor and Rob Goodspeed suggest three techniques for strategically monitoring the web for new research and ideas. Exclusive
Feb 5, 2013 By
Presenting the case of New York's High Line, student Sahra Mirbabaee questions who benefits from the city's investments.
Feb 5, 2013 POLIS
Every issue of Plan Canada magazine -- the official English-language publication of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Opinion
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