Education & Careers

Embedded in an article celebrating the career of Donald Shoup, so-called "parking guru" who has had an outsized influence on contemporary planning thanks to the arguments laid out in "The High Cost of Free Parking."
Yesterday   UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
<p>The Municipality of Wood Buffalo is looking to fill 49 new positions in its planning and development department to cope with the area's incredible growth -- a result of the tar sands boom in northern Alberta.</p>
Feb 8, 2007   Wood Buffalo Communications
<p>Rural colleges are urbanizing their campuses to stay competitive with their peers and keep up with evolving demographic preferences.</p>
Feb 8, 2007   The New York Times
<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