Education & Careers

The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Kimberly Lucas, bicycle program specialist for the District Department of Transportation. Exclusive
3 days ago  By Kimberly Lucas
<p>In hopes of inspiring future civic leaders, an innovative volunteer program teaches grade school children about how a city works.</p>
Feb 8, 2007   The San Diego Union-Tribune
<p>The lengthy list of candidates for the top job at the Boston Redevelopment Agency includes architect and Harvard professor Alex Krieger.</p>
Feb 8, 2007   Boston Herald
<p>Critic Paul Goldberger suggests that New York planner Robert Moses may deserve another look at the "sheer scale of his achievements." Goldberger reviews the forthcoming book, "Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York".</p>
Feb 6, 2007   The New Yorker
<p>Unconferences, a type of informational gathering among open source software developers, could provide a model for the planning community.</p>
Feb 1, 2007   WorldChanging
With new bilateral accreditation agreements on the horizon, planners have a whole world of professional opportunities before them. But new training programs are needed to help planners learn the social and cultural context present in a different country. Exclusive
Jan 29, 2007  By Angus Witherby
<p>Chris Plumbago, associate professor of urban planning at the University of Columbus, offers a model of a 'tragically amusing' rejection letter from an academic journal.</p>
Jan 26, 2007   Urban Planning Research Blog
<p>The planning and placement of schools is making students 'auto-dependent', according to an urban planning academic in Canada. Others also bemoan the architectural design of schools and the potentially harmful building materials used to build them.</p>
Jan 24, 2007   The Globe and Mail
<p>Commissioners in Ada County, Idaho declare planner's private contract with adjacent county violated county ethics statute.</p>
Jan 24, 2007   The Idaho Statesman
<p>Though they serve over half of all U.S. college undergrads, two-year institutions have typically focused more on getting students to enroll rather than helping them reach their career goals. But that attitude is changing.</p>
Jan 24, 2007   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>The national association of engineers sponsors a "Future City Competition' in which junior high school students design a city, based on the premise that toxic chemicals have rendered the planet uninhabitable.</p>
Jan 23, 2007   The Arizona Republic