Education & Careers

Ten key conferences in 2016 for planners, architects, and urban design professionals, summarized by Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner.
Yesterday   UrbDeZine
The 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's ranking of the Top 25 Graduate Urban Planning Programs. Exclusive
Oct 3, 2014  By Planetizen
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Kansas City, Missouri (where I am a visiting professor for the current academic year) is a medium-demand city: a city with more successful neighborhoods than Cleveland or Detroit, but one still dominated by its suburbs to a greater extent than more successful cities. Blog Post
Sep 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Solar panel company SolarCity unveiled plans for one of the largest solar panel factories to open in Buffalo, New York, forecasting almost 3,000 jobs for the factory alone.
Sep 27, 2014   The Buffalo News
According to the freshly released 2013 ACS by the United States Census Bureau, there have been modest, but insignificant, gains toward alleviating poverty within many urban areas.
Sep 21, 2014   Next City
Portland's over-educated, under-employed population is largely a semi-retired community of young adults, according to some. But with rising housing prices and overall cost of living, it is unclear how Portland will retain these characteristics.
Sep 18, 2014   The New York Times Magazine
Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron is the latest to respond to an article in the Washington Post asking whether family-friendly cities make economic sense.
Sep 15, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer
Thanks to data-driven innovations funded with a $4.2 million grant in 2011 from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, New Orleans dropped its murder rate by 20 percent between 2012 and 2013.
Sep 13, 2014   Co.Exist
Brookings illuminates which states rely heaviest on infrastructure for employment as local policymakers are struggling with reliable federal funding throughout the peak of construction season.
Aug 8, 2014   Brookings Institute
Sociologist Lucia Trimbur describes how urban boxing gyms provide an opportunity for a particularly vulnerable population, formerly incarcerated men of color, to "recover from detention and establish stability in the free world."
Jul 31, 2014   Urban Omnibus
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Jeff Selingo's latest article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (the link via Planetizen is here) provides an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between cities and universities. Blog Post
Jul 31, 2014   By Dean Saitta