Education & Careers

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.
CityLab
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
Feature
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.
Josh Stephens
June 8, 2015, 9am PDT
Two University of North Carolina School of the Arts students spend a month investigating the artistic climate of Detroit and whether it's a place where young theater artists should move.
Investigate Detroit
Blog post
May 28, 2015, 8am PDT
The latest installment of Planetizen's "Ask the Ethicist" series features the advice of our resident expert: Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, author of "Everyday Ethics for Practicing Planners."
Carol Barrett
May 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Architecture Billings Index fell for the second time this year, but so far it seems the rough winter is more responsible for the downturn that a potential double dip of the Great Recession.
American Institute of Architects
Blog post
April 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
Every year we analyze all of the tweets from the APA Conference and tell you about the trends in planning. With 2,884 people tweeting from the APA Conference, there is a lot of great ideas, links, and pictures that we can all learn from.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
April 21, 2015, 6am PDT
In the ever changing global landscape, organizations need to anticipate and adapt to shifting circumstances to survive. AJ Artemel spoke to Dr. Gereon Uerz of the Arup Foresight + Innovation team to discuss how this can be realized.
Arup Connect
April 20, 2015, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association has invited students to contribute blog posts on their reactions to the APA National Conference. Their thoughts so far have revealed holistic concerns and creative thinking—positive signs for the next generation.
American Planning Association
Blog post
April 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 6, 2015, 10am PDT
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.
Ann Forsyth
March 31, 2015, 9am PDT
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.
Pacific Standard
March 27, 2015, 2pm PDT
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."
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Feature
February 26, 2015, 5am PST
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.
Jason Neville
Blog post
February 10, 2015, 5am PST
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 is contact them if they request it.
Ann Forsyth
Blog post
February 2, 2015, 9am PST
Andrew Whittmore of the University of North Carolina Department of Urban and Regional Planning identifies planning theory in everyday practice.
JPER
January 24, 2015, 5am PST
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.
Rooflines
Blog post
January 13, 2015, 5am PST
Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, shares insight into common traits of the best educational programs in planning.
Ann Forsyth
January 10, 2015, 11am PST
John King writes that the "Gallery + Ideas Forum" at the Presidio in San Francisco provides an excellent model for presenting issues and ideas of planning and urban design to the public.
San Francisco Chronicle