Planners

April 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced his commitment to the planning process in Los Angeles by proposing a program that would hire new planners and launch new planning efforts at the community level.
KPCC
February 25, 2016, 7am PST
A game encountered as a youth has brought many adults to the ranks of professional planning. What, then, is the legacy of the lessons offered by SimCity and its brethren?
City Observatory
January 20, 2016, 5am PST
Planner Clement Lau shares his New Year's resolutions: ten professional development and career growth goals for planners and urban design professionals.
UrbDeZine
January 7, 2016, 6am PST
Having just reached the decade mark as an architect in one of the world's most prominent firms, Marin Gertler shares what he has learned are keys for career success. Written for architects but equally applicable to planning professionals.
UrbDeZine
November 26, 2015, 7am PST
Ten key conferences in 2016 for planners, architects, and urban design professionals, summarized by Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner.
UrbDeZine
August 13, 2015, 8am PDT
Brian Jackson will retire after stepping down from his position as chief planner for the city of Vancouver.
The Globe and Mail
July 27, 2015, 5am PDT
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
CityLab
July 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Resilience is one of the hottest buzzwords in contemporary planning, and planners in communities around the country are only beginning to realize the multiple benefits of the attention and funding devoted to resilience plans.
APA Policy News
May 7, 2015, 7am PDT
Architecture Critic Mark Lamster attended the recent Congress for The New Urbanism annual conference, this year held in Dallas. One panel in particular, "How to Rebuild Architecture," proved informative.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
May 4, 2015, 5am PDT
Well known planning scholar and theorist Dr. Karen Christensen, from UC Berkeley, introduces her findings from a decade of interviews with exemplary planners in the San Francisco Bay Area.
JPER
April 28, 2015, 10am PDT
For all the discussion about affordable housing at the APA National Conference in Seattle last week, clear solutions have yet to emerge. Polycentric regional planning is one long-term goal.
CityLab
Blog post
April 20, 2015, 2pm PDT
Planners have gathered in Seattle to enjoy the city. The city's bikeshare system is also enjoying the planners.
James Brasuell
Feature
February 26, 2015, 5am PST
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Jason Neville, senior planner for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority.
Jason Neville
December 22, 2014, 2pm PST
For those searching for gifts for the "plannerds" in their life, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau comes through with some ideas sure to bring good tidings.
UrbDeZine
October 15, 2014, 2pm PDT
In the second in a series of posts, PlannersWeb recently posted the results of a poll asking: "What are the skills you’ve found most important in serving on a planning commission?"
PlannersWeb
August 27, 2014, 12pm PDT
Pete Saunders, blogger with the Corner Side Yard and professional planning consultant, wrote a post explaining Chicago for the U.K. publication Guardian Cities.
Guardian Cities
July 25, 2014, 2pm PDT
At the Serious Gaming workshop held in South Africa, game-maker Tygron showcased their game "The Climategame" and examined game play for lessons in how planners might improve their professional practice.
Future Cape Town
July 3, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau review of the book "Working with Planning Consultants."
UrbDeZine
May 4, 2014, 9am PDT
Bay Area preservation architect Jerri Holan recounts the happenings at the 2014 California Preservation Conference.
UrbDeZine
October 19, 2013, 7am PDT
The Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume introduces a provocative premise - the city's "planning-by-default" approach is responsible for a skyline of sameness.
The Toronto Star