Education & Careers

The American Planning Association has invited students to contribute blog posts on their reactions to the APA National Conference. Their thoughts so far have revealed holistic concerns and creative thinking—positive signs for the next generation.
10 hours ago   American Planning Association
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
With the summer coming to a close new students are making their way to graduate planning programs. For those thinking about applying for 2008 it is time to start preparing. The deadlines can be as early as December, now only a few months away. Blog Post
Aug 18, 2007   By Ann Forsyth
<p>An exploration of the architectural ego, the reasons for its existence, and whether it could be any other way.</p>
Aug 2, 2007   The Sydney Morning Herald
<p>Ellen Dunham-Jones, director of the architecture program at Georgia Tech, thinks architects and planners need to understand suburbia better before they can begin the work of retrofitting our sprawling development patterns towards smart growth.</p>
Aug 1, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>With environmental issues increasingly center stage in the public consciousness, the demand for 'green' jobs -- such as urban planners -- is growing quickly.</p>
Jul 27, 2007   Newsweek
<p>A survey by a British planning firm shows that most people think women would design and build more livable cities than men.</p>
Jul 19, 2007   icWales
<p>Deciding where bus routes should go isn't an easy job.</p>
Jul 16, 2007   San Antonio Express-News
<p>A new downtown facility will serve as a training ground for architecture students from Kansas State and the University of Kansas.</p>
Jul 11, 2007   The Kansas City Star
As an educator who also enjoys practice, I periodically weigh up where my efforts are best spent. Is it making a difference via educating students in the classroom, and through my research and writing, as they use this knowledge in their work in the distant future? Blog Post
Jul 4, 2007   By Ann Forsyth