Two weeks after graduating from UW-Madison with a Master's degree in urban and regional planning, Ryan Ziegelbauer is competing against 23 other finalists to be a Legoland California model builder. The coveted position is highly competitive.
May 23, 2006 Isthmus
The "median" planner is 42 years old, has been in the field for 13 years, specializes in community development and redevelopment, and earns $64,000. States with highest salaries are D.C., California and New Jersey.
May 11, 2006 American Planning Association
Leah Shahum, 34, is executive director of the politically powerful San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. She was just appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to fill a vacancy on the city's Municipal Transportation Agency's board of directors.
May 10, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
As the country's economy booms, the number of prospective college- and graduate school-educated employees has not kept up.
May 1, 2006 International Herald Tribune
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute, a Canadian land use and transportation think tank, offers a review of planning principles and practices.
Apr 27, 2006 Victoria Transport Policy Institute
The New Orleans Times-Picayune and Biloxi Sun Herald win prizes for public service in their coverage of the hurricane aftermath.
Apr 18, 2006 BBC News
<p>Although published several years ago, Bruce Stiftel's research into faculty quality at U.S. graduate planning schools remains the most comprehensive review of graduate planning schools, and is the basis for a new proposal for a national system of measure.</p>
Apr 13, 2006 Journal Of Planning Education And Research
The planning profession squeaks past attorneys (despite paying less than half of lawyers' salaries on average), yet doesn't crack the top 25.
Apr 13, 2006 CNNMoney.com
The price of building and delivering a FEMA trailer is $75,000. Building a Katrina Cottage costs $60,000. While the safety and aesthetics of the former are questionable, the latter is designed to withstand hurricane force winds. What's the problem?
Mar 20, 2006 www.nola.com
On the eve of her introduction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, music superstar Deborah Harry of Blondie says that her "future will be in architecture and urban planning".
Mar 15, 2006 Newsday