Education & Careers

July 13, 2013, 7am PDT
In a feature article and provocative editorial, The Architect's Newspaper seeks to examine the lead role that architects are playing in 'laying out the future of cities'.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 11, 2013, 1pm PDT
After several years spent facing strong professional headwinds, former APA president Mitchell Silver is encouraged to see planners revitalizing the profession by embracing their roots.
Citiwire
July 8, 2013, 6am PDT
Mitchell Silver's passionate defense of planning has earned admirers in England, where "a deflated planning profession is on the defensive". Peter Hetherington looks at Silver's advice for how English planners can show their value to skeptics.
The Guardian
June 30, 2013, 1pm PDT
Dr. Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County Planner, describes what the threatened USC Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development (DPPD) program meant to him and why he thinks it's worth saving.
UrbDeZine.com
Blog post
June 25, 2013, 7am PDT
Failures, when experienced as part of creatively contributing to the solution, are not just OK, they are a good thing.
Ian Sacs
Blog post
June 20, 2013, 12am PDT
What should graduate students read the summer before entering planning school? For those with some time on their hands the following suggestions can help provide direction.
Ann Forsyth
Feature
June 19, 2013, 4pm PDT
Land use disputes are increasingly taking up our time and producing unsatisfying results. A new approach to resolving conflict based on mutual gains may provide a better way to manage the most challenging situations.
Sean Nolon
June 19, 2013, 8am PDT
John Eligon examines the private student housing building boom, and asks whether we are spoiling college students with luxurious off-campus amenities to the detriment of academic and social environments.
The New York Times
June 18, 2013, 5am PDT
Spurred by the simmering debate over whether Denise Scott Brown deserves recognition from the Pritzker Prize for her work with her husband Robert Venturi, Justin Davidson explores the nature of designing with your life partner.
New York Magazine
Feature
June 12, 2013, 4pm PDT
As a new cohort of young planners prepares to enter the field, more than a dozen recent graduates share their insights on how to make the most of a planning education and navigate one of the most challenging job environments in recent memory.
Erica Gutiérrez
Blog post
May 27, 2013, 1pm PDT
Explore how people across the world are working to develop technology enhanced solutions to challenges facing their cities.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
May 21, 2013, 10am PDT
Norwich, England will soon be home to the "greenest building in the U.K.," reports Mark Wilding.
Building Design
May 18, 2013, 11am PDT
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are an emerging trend in higher education. And for the first time a course dedicated to urban planning made its debut this month. Could this trend transform planning education?
Planners Web
May 13, 2013, 2pm PDT
The recent kerfuffle over Denise Scott Brown’s non-receipt of the Pritzker Prize is just a symptom of a larger problem within the field of architecture, says Sam Lubell. The poor rate of diversity among practitioners reduces its relevance.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 9, 2013, 6am PDT
From Dallas to Denver, Las Vegas to Oklahoma City... and now tiny North Adams, Mass. The wildly successful Better Block model has primarily spawned projects in large urban areas, but small towns are starting to pay attention.
North Adams Transcript
April 24, 2013, 10am PDT
A session at the recent APA National Conference in Chicago gathered together the heads of the major built-environment professional organizations to discuss their unique and shared challenges. One subject was on each head's mind: Water.
ASLA The Dirt
Feature
April 19, 2013, 3pm PDT
In excerpts from an interview with Planetizen contributor Sean Varsolona, Denise Scott Brown of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates offers insights and provocations on sustainability, New Urbanism, and the social awareness of today’s young urbanists.
Sean Varsolona
April 17, 2013, 2pm PDT
After five rough years, architecture billings are on a sustained upswing. In Chicago, where the number of employed architects dropped 33 percent between 2008-2011, this means firms are staffing up to meet a growing number of commissions.
Crain's Chicago Business
April 15, 2013, 9am PDT
Julia Vitullo-Martin reviews Alexander Garvin's new book, "The Planning Game," which examines four case studies for lessons on how shrewd investments in the public realm can revitalize a city.
The Wall Street Journal
Feature
April 10, 2013, 4pm PDT
After decades of decline, Chicago is reveling in its resurgence as America’s hottest urban center and a “port of the global age.” However, these successes conceal a city struggling with increasing inequality and a planning culture “in retreat.”
Jonathan Nettler