February 10, 2014, 5am PST
Mayor Bill de Blasio has selected Carl Weisbrod, the co-chairman of his transition team and a veteran New York City real estate executive to be the Chair of the City Planning Commission, aka Planning Director. Housing affordablity will be a priority.
The New York Times N.Y. / Region
June 26, 2012, 7am PDT
John Schlichting has been a developer for 26 years, but on July 9th he leaves private business to become the planning director for the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
June 29, 2011, 2pm PDT
The Wall Street Journal profiles New York City Planning Director Amanda Burden, focusing on the populist projects her department has been successful in building in recent years.
July 1, 2010, 10am PDT
Los Angeles Planning Director Gail Goldberg has announced her resignation.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 29, 2008, 7am PDT
<p><em>Architect Magazine</em> talks with San Francisco's new planning director, John Rahaim, about the urban planning challenges and issues in the city.</p>