Education & Careers

July 25, 2014, 8am PDT
Braden Lammers provides a dispatch from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit and Annual Meeting, sharing the testimony of one business leader on the state's work force challenges.
Louisville Business First
July 24, 2014, 8am PDT
A Philadelphia Inquirer blog post details what it calls a "brain drain" problem in the state of New Jersey—where more residents go out of state for college than in any other state.
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 17, 2014, 6am PDT
Jonathan Walters shares news of a new study out of Johns Hopkins University finding a connection between affordable housing and the intellectual ability of children. Spend more, or less, than 30 percent on housing, and intellectual ability suffers.
Governing
July 7, 2014, 5am PDT
If/Then, a new Broadway musical, describes two possible lives of a dynamic, intelligent, glamorous, detail-oriented, and somewhat wonky urban planner. The character is based on Amanda Burden, who recently-retired as New York City's planning director.
If/Then The Musical
Blog post
June 26, 2014, 5am PDT
A high school field trip in China that is hard to imagine in the United States.
Lisa Feldstein
Blog post
June 10, 2014, 5am PDT
With increasing skepticism and conflict towards planners and planning projects, we must ask ourselves: Is the power and politics now vested in "community participation" undermining the planning profession?
Reuben Duarte
June 9, 2014, 2pm PDT
Many of you attended CNU in Buffalo last week, but for those of you who couldn't make it, here's a quick collection of a few of the ideas shared.
PlaceShakers
June 6, 2014, 2pm PDT
Data show that cars are more effective than transit in providing poor people to jobs and economic opportunity. But does that mean transit systems are fundamentally inadequate or just currently inadequate?
The Daily Beast
June 2, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
Chalkbeat New York
May 27, 2014, 9am PDT
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.
Brookings Institution
May 23, 2014, 2pm PDT
A three-year bike-to-school initiative in Europe encourages children to bike to school.
TheCityFix
May 19, 2014, 7am PDT
Emily Badger examines the role of housing segregation in obstructing the promise of Brown v. Board of Education.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Blog post
May 8, 2014, 5am PDT
Niehoff Urban Studio brings students from different departments together to work on bettering Cincinnati's built environment.
Anna Bergren Miller
May 5, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
University of Virginia Center for Public Service
Blog post
May 1, 2014, 7am PDT
Every year we analyze all of the tweets from the APA Conference and tell you about the trends in planning. With more than 1,000 people tweeting from the APA Conference, there is a lot of great ideas, links, and blogs that we can all learn from.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
April 30, 2014, 10am PDT
The APA has announced the election of the next president of the national organization—Carol Rhea, FAICP.
American Planning Association
Blog post
April 29, 2014, 5am PDT
Tight on time, staff, and budget and looking for technology to help your planning effort? Explore new mobile friendly tools that can aid planners with public engagement, documentation of existing conditions, and traffic counting.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
April 28, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2014, 11am PDT
Do you have to be a “plannerd” to think planning is cool? Is there a planner alive who can bridge the divide between the mysteries of planning and general public interest? One writer dares to hope.
Medium
Blog post
April 16, 2014, 7am PDT
SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools.
JPER