With the proliferation of new media planning practitioners
have new ways to find out about the continuing work of planning faculty members
who have retired. Not all of them blog of course, but the list below
demonstrates some of the variety of these efforts.
- Emeritus Columbia Professor Peter
Marcuse, blogging at http://pmarcuse.wordpress.com/, can be relied upon for
provocative insights about current events. His recent postings explore
Occupy Wall Street but earlier blogs have investigated a number of his
other interests such as the foreclosure crisis, housing policy, and social
- In the UK, Cliff Hague, an emeritus
professor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, blogs at http://cliffhague.planningresource.co.uk/,
a site affiliated with the Royal Town Planning Institute. Hague's "World
View" blog deals with topics of global concern such as innovation, UN
conferences, and regional resilience. Recent blogs feature cases in
Europe, Africa, and Australia.
Of course there are a number of blogs by more senior but not
yet emeritus faculty, for example Larry Susskind at MIT (http://theconsensusbuildingapproach.blogspot.com/). These
are also well worth watching.
Ann Forsyth is professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University.