Education & Careers

Obesity is a mayor epidemic among American children, and while recent nutrition campaigns may have had some impact stemming the tide of poor health in the country’s youngest generation (See e.g.,, there is much concern that the automobile o Opinion
47 min ago   By JPER
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
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
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
Kalamazoo, Michigan, has developed a unique plan for revitalization: free college tuition for any student who enters the school system by ninth grade.
Mar 14, 2006   Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Arizona State University's new urban campus will be built -- from scratch -- in downtown Phoenix. The effort is the first of its kind in the nation.
Feb 21, 2006   The Arizona Republic