Education & Careers

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. Blog Post
Apr 6, 2015   By Ann Forsyth
As education has become more expensive students wonder about what they are getting for their money. Evaluations of faculty, rankings of programs, and internet chat-room gossip all aim to find how to purchase the best value for money given a specific set of preferences. Blog Post
Oct 31, 2007   By Ann Forsyth
Most people don't know anything about planning. Sure, they may understand the general gist of it, but many planning concepts just haven't yet made it into the public consciousness. Blog Post
Oct 22, 2007   By Nate Berg
<p>CP&amp;DR's Aaron Engstrom's offers his irreverent take on his very first APA conference.</p>
Oct 10, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>The emerging focus on sustainable design has moved into the realm of education, with architects and designers looking at the best ways to create green schools. But while the idea is popular, its implementation is meeting resistance.</p>
Oct 8, 2007   Good
<p>Responding to pressure from neighborhood residents and a poor grade from a government audit, the city's planning department will be reorganized to ensure proper procedures are followed.</p>
Oct 7, 2007   The Salt Lake Tribune
<p>Recent studies have shown that locating homes and schools near freeways increases the rate of asthma and other diseases in children, but the Los Angeles Unified School District has plans for 7 more school within 500 feet of freeways.</p>
Sep 26, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Fast-paced growth in Loudoun County, Virginia, has created the need for more schools. In the past 11 years 37 have been built, boasting the precision and efficiency of an assembly line. But is faster better?</p>
Sep 26, 2007   The Washington Post
Since making the switch from architecture to planning / urban design, I've been fascinated by the continuing dialogue that surrounds what we do to explain what we do. There is less emphasis on this dialogue in architecture of course as the tacit assumption is that architects Blog Post
Sep 25, 2007   By Scott Page
Many students choose planning over business school because they want to serve the public and change the world. However, saving the world is a complicated task. What kind of school will prepare you? As in many parts of life there isn’t a simple answer but a few key points can help frame your search. And remember, you don’t need to answer all these questions before you apply—get a good enough list and then investigate them some more once you have real offers. Blog Post
Sep 24, 2007   By Ann Forsyth
<p>Columnist William Blackburn laments school trailers and their effect on the psyche of America's youth.</p>
Sep 7, 2007   The Charlotte Observer