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After enjoying a strong run of prominence and success, the new economy is taking its toll on university presses.
Aug 10, 2015   Next City
For urban planners, it’s easy to focus on the negatives of the job. Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau reminds us of some of the positive trends in planning, especially in Los Angeles.
Dec 10, 2014   UrbDeZine
Blog Post
One question I get asked a lot is should students present at conference. In fact it is often more of a statement of intent rather than a question about whether it is useful. The answer, however, is not as clear as many students believe. Blog Post
Dec 8, 2014   By Ann Forsyth
Looking for an urbanist reading list that drops the non in non-fiction? Look no further.
Dec 1, 2014   Next City
Blog Post
At this time of year, many prospective graduate students are asking themselves if they should apply to planning programs. This is a good question. Planning is a diverse field and it can be hard to figure out if it will be the right fit. Blog Post
Nov 26, 2014   By Ann Forsyth
Exclusive
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Kimberly Lucas, bicycle program specialist for the District Department of Transportation. Exclusive
Nov 20, 2014  By Kimberly Lucas
As society's understanding of cities, neighborhoods, and communities continues to evolve, so too do the graduate education programs created to provide professional training in those areas.
Nov 19, 2014   This Big City
A new Pew Charitable Trusts report discusses the ongoing recovery of American cities from the 2008 Great Recession, more than five years after it officially ended.
Nov 13, 2014   Bloomberg News
By no means authoritative or comprehensive, here's a collection of noteworthy phrases, paragraphs, commentaries, observations, and more from the recent week in the planning and urbanism discussion.
Nov 2, 2014   Planetizen
Tom Sanchez and Nader Afzalan explore the age old question, "what is planning?" in their new report published earlier this week.
Oct 31, 2014   Tom Sanchez
Exclusive
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Peter Park, owner of Peter J Park, LLC and an instructor at the University of Colorado-Denver and Harvard University. Exclusive
Oct 27, 2014  By Peter Park