Education & Careers

Jonathan Walters shares news of a new study out of Johns Hopkins University finding a connection between affordable housing and the intellectual ability of children. Spend more, or less, than 30 percent on housing, and intellectual ability suffers.
6 days ago   Governing
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   CNNMoney.com
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   www.nola.com
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
New Jersey's Newark Museum is world class, but middle-class fear and suburban sprawl have left it underused.
Feb 10, 2006   The Wall Street Journal
A ISU architecture class encourages students to study how bodies move in relation to architectural forms.
Feb 9, 2006   DesMoines Register
After decades of decrepit school conditions, activists respond to new, multi-million dollar baseball stadium funding to ask: if baseball gets millions, why can't schools? The measure could lead to $1 billion over 10 years.
Feb 7, 2006   The Washington Post