Education & Careers

"Ask the Ethicist" allows planners to pose tough questions regarding ethical practices in planning to our resident expert: Carol D. Blog Post
14 hours ago   By Carol Barrett
<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
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