Education & Careers

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
With at least ten posts every day (and ten more every weekend), we at Planetizen do our best to cover a lot of geographic and intellectual territory. Opinion
Apr 9, 2014   By James Brasuell
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Why housing should take priority in the effort to attract families back to the city (and welcome them to stay awhile). Exclusive
Apr 7, 2014  By Bradley Calvert
As coastal real estate markets—especially in California—grow more expensive, it’s harder for teachers to afford a home. A recent article breaks down the affordability of homes for teachers around the country.
Mar 18, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
A successful agriculture program in Southern California introduces farming as a viable career choice to suburban students.
Mar 16, 2014   Public Radio International
What is small town urban planning? If the phrase reads like an oxymoron, that’s because it is. A great deal of this discipline we call “urban planning” is not what it seems. That fact is magnified in the small town. “Urban” implies complexity. “Planning” implies control. Opinion
Mar 11, 2014   By Norman Wright
A vision of Manhattan is presumably the last thing that comes to mind when reading “The Little Prince,” the beloved novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery set in the stark, wind-swept desert. Opinion
Mar 3, 2014   By Hayley Richardson
The negative effects of a long commute have been well documented: obesity, loneliness, physical pain, marital trouble, stress and its related health problems, insomnia,  Opinion
Feb 14, 2014   By Shane Phillips
Weren't able to make it to this year's UCLA Extension Land Use Law & Planning Conference? No Problem! Los Angeles County Planner Dr. Clement Lau gives a quick recap . . . but mostly on the planning side of the program.
Feb 9, 2014   UrbDeZine.com
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Aside from inspiring a classy wardrobe, what can urban planners learn from characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olson? What cues should urban planners and policy makers take from the field of advertising to help pitch planning ideas? Exclusive
Jan 28, 2014  By Georgia Sheridan
Most of us have been to public meetings where we have heard members of the public express what might seem to be extreme views, expressing for example that adding sidewalks to their neighborhood will bring more crime. Or you may hear people say I wish our city was more like city _______! Opinion
Jan 24, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley