Education

With the Millennial boom in many urban centers, many cities are looking for ways to retain young families rather than losing them to the traditional suburban exodus. One columnist dares to ask: Do cities even need kids?
Aug 20, 2014   The Washington Post
As the British Government shelves the project to build and rebuild schools across the nation, Rowan Moore, architecture critic at The Observer and Rick Jones, teacher and journalist consider the effect building design has on learning.
Jul 24, 2010   The Guardian
Earlier blogs have explored books and journals for finding out about the basics of planning history. Opinion
Jul 3, 2010   By Ann Forsyth
Tomorrow morning, I'll don a long black robe, a funny-looking hat and an atrocious brown hood to cap off an adventuresome journey through planning school. Almost two years ago, I decided to leave a healthy career in journalism to enter a field that, by contrast, might still have careers a decade from now. It's been 21 months of angst, overwork, undersleep, and hours-long battles with American FactFinder. And it's been completely, totally worth it. Here are a few of the best lessons learned from two hard-fought years of planning education. Opinion
May 16, 2010   By Jeffrey Barg
As planners, we try to live the urban lifestyle, minimize our carbon footprint, and even grow our own vegetables.  I once saw a colleague wearing a button which read "Riding transit is sexy." Lose the car, bike or walk to work. Hey, if you're adventurous, you can even take the bus. Opinion
May 10, 2010   By Melissa Hege
Efforts to desegregate schools in the 1970s weakened neighborhood ties. Now, a return to school assignments based on where children live could make communities stronger.
Feb 22, 2010   Crosscut.com
"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter: -isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism; he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: ‘I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.' A good point there. After all, he was the walrus. Opinion
Jan 5, 2010   By Jeffrey Barg
My classmate was up in front of everyone, flapping and flailing, pleading his case and getting shot down at every turn. It was a bit like watching a train wreck in slow motion. It was also kind of like looking in the mirror. Opinion
Nov 9, 2009   By Jeffrey Barg
Megan Lavalley may be the youngest planning commissioner ever, appointed to serve in Manchester, Vermont beginning Oct. 22nd.
Oct 14, 2009   The Manchester Journal
Why the decision to host the next G-20 summit in Steel City is a good one.
Sep 8, 2009   Forbes.com
Budget issues are causing major issues for a handful of states. Neal Peirce argues these budget woes are a sign that states are making the wrong investments and that they idea of a state may be out of date.
Jul 12, 2009   Citiwire