Education & Careers

On May 5, Michigan voters will go to the polls to decide on a one percent increase in the sales tax, with revenue dedicated to education. But approval of the measure sets off other changes, including converting the gas excise tax to a wholesale tax.
13 min ago   Governing
<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
<p>The design of schools should account for advances in technology and consider how those changes will affect the way students learn, according to learning advocates who discuss the future of school design in this article from the <em>BBC</em>.</p>
Jan 20, 2007   BBC
<p>The Planning Director for Maui, Hawaii, Jeff Hunt, prepares to take on a new general plan process. He was formerly the director of community development in the Rocky Mountain resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado.</p>
Jan 19, 2007   The Maui News
<p>Controversy over the lack of female faculty at Harvard's Graduate School of Design has erupted after a adjunct professor of landscape architecture submitted her resignation in protest of the school's gender imbalance.</p>
Jan 19, 2007   Inside Higher Ed