Education & Careers

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.
2 days ago   Governing
A recent study shows significant variation in commute times for students depending on where they live in New York City. The concern with the findings is that longer commute times have greater impacts on students already facing other obstacles.
Jun 2, 2014   Chalkbeat New York
A new report from the Brookings Institute examines the details employment in infrastructure jobs in the United States—as well as making a case that infrastructure jobs can address ongoing concerns in the economy.
May 27, 2014   Brookings Institution
A three-year bike-to-school initiative in Europe encourages children to bike to school.
May 23, 2014   TheCityFix
Emily Badger examines the role of housing segregation in obstructing the promise of Brown v. Board of Education.
May 19, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
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For advocates of interdisciplinary design, the logical place to begin expanding the definitions of architecture and urban planning is the classroom. But that's easier said than done. Blog Post
May 8, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
Data in Virginia shows that more young families are choosing to stay in urban areas to raise their children. This is causing a rapid increase in school enrollment and fueling the fastest growth Virginia's urban areas have experienced since the 1950s.
May 5, 2014   University of Virginia Center for Public Service
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The APA Conference in Atlanta had a lot to offer! Blog Post
May 1, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
The APA has announced the election of the next president of the national organization—Carol Rhea, FAICP.
Apr 30, 2014   American Planning Association
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We have all been there – tight timeline, limited staff, and limited budget for your project. You want to get the job done, but aren’t sure what technology tools are out there to help you on the fly. You need tools that are easy to use, cheap, and give you instant results. Blog Post
Apr 29, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
It's common knowledge that taking a walk can help get the creative juices flowing—but a new study by researchers at Santa Clara University claims to have proven it.
Apr 28, 2014   Los Angeles Times