Education & Careers

Blog post
May 1, 2014, 7am PDT
Every year we analyze all of the tweets from the APA Conference and tell you about the trends in planning. With more than 1,000 people tweeting from the APA Conference, there is a lot of great ideas, links, and blogs that we can all learn from.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
April 30, 2014, 10am PDT
The APA has announced the election of the next president of the national organization—Carol Rhea, FAICP.
American Planning Association
Blog post
April 29, 2014, 5am PDT
Tight on time, staff, and budget and looking for technology to help your planning effort? Explore new mobile friendly tools that can aid planners with public engagement, documentation of existing conditions, and traffic counting.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
April 28, 2014, 2pm PDT
It's common knowledge that taking a walk can help get the creative juices flowing—but a new study by researchers at Santa Clara University claims to have proven it.
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2014, 11am PDT
Do you have to be a “plannerd” to think planning is cool? Is there a planner alive who can bridge the divide between the mysteries of planning and general public interest? One writer dares to hope.
Medium
Blog post
April 16, 2014, 7am PDT
SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools.
JPER
Blog post
April 9, 2014, 6am PDT
We post a lot of articles here at Planetizen, and the traffic created by you, our audience, provides valuable feedback about the ideas and places of interest to the planning and urbanism community.
James Brasuell
Feature
April 7, 2014, 5am PDT
Why housing should take priority in the effort to attract families back to the city (and welcome them to stay awhile).
Bradley Calvert
March 18, 2014, 12pm PDT
As coastal real estate markets—especially in California—grow more expensive, it’s harder for teachers to afford a home. A recent article breaks down the affordability of homes for teachers around the country.
The Wall Street Journal
March 16, 2014, 9am PDT
A successful agriculture program in Southern California introduces farming as a viable career choice to suburban students.
Public Radio International
Blog post
March 11, 2014, 4am PDT
Working for a small town doesn't just teach you how to plan a community; it teaches you how to be a part of it.
Norman Wright
Blog post
March 3, 2014, 10am PST
When considering city life, we often look to Jane Jacobs or William H. Whyte. But an exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of the children's classic “The Little Prince” at New York's Morgan Library surprises as a field guide for urban living.
Hayley Richardson
Blog post
February 14, 2014, 6am PST
Workers with long commutes are more likely to be be tired and stressed at work, and businesses are learning that they often make for less productive employees.
Shane Phillips
February 9, 2014, 9am PST
Weren't able to make it to this year's UCLA Extension Land Use Law & Planning Conference? No Problem! Los Angeles County Planner Dr. Clement Lau gives a quick recap . . . but mostly on the planning side of the program.
UrbDeZine.com
Feature
January 28, 2014, 4pm PST
Aside from inspiring a classy wardrobe, what can urban planners learn from characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olson? What cues should urban planners and policy makers take from the field of advertising to help pitch planning ideas?
Georgia Sheridan
Blog post
January 24, 2014, 12pm PST
Want an easy to use public engagement tool that helps you to understand the visual preferences of the public? StreetSeen (http://streetseen.osu.edu), a free online tool allows planners and others to simply construct and deploy visual surveys.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
January 22, 2014, 1pm PST
The American Planning Association has announced the 18 Excellence Award and 10 Achievement Award winners for 2014. The selections for the Planning Pioneer and Planning Landmark awards are likely to generate some discussion.
American Planning Association
Blog post
January 18, 2014, 12am PST
People are increasingly accessing information via mobile devices, so why not provide mobile enabled plans? Learn how to create a mobile ready plan that is readable in Kindle or iBooks at low to no-cost.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
January 16, 2014, 5am PST
Each January Washington DC hosts a huge gathering of the transportation planning tribe. What do we do? Read about it here.
Todd Litman
January 13, 2014, 7am PST
With women accounting for only 20% of registered architects in Britain and 8% of professional engineers, the incoming president of the Royal Academy of Engineering has a compelling idea to encourage more women to enter the fields: give girls legos.
The Guardian