Planning Education

The 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's ranking of the Top 25 Graduate Urban Planning Programs. Exclusive
Oct 3, 2014  By Planetizen
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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. Exclusive
Jun 12, 2013  By Erica Gutiérrez
Opinion
Oct 1, 2011   By Marlon Boarnet
 As students have been choosing classes over the last year, one question I've received is: how important is the teacher vs. the subject matter? In general, I argue, your own attitude is the most important factor in how well you learn. Opinion
Dec 1, 2010   By Ann Forsyth
At the beginning of semester students are signing up for classes and planning their degrees. Lately, a question I have been asked quite frequently is which classes will make new planners most employable? Students ask if computer aided design or GIS will be key. However, surveys of planning Opinion
Aug 31, 2008   By Ann Forsyth
As education has become more expensive students wonder about what they are getting for their money. Evaluations of faculty, rankings of programs, and internet chat-room gossip all aim to find how to purchase the best value for money given a specific set of preferences. Opinion
Oct 31, 2007   By Ann Forsyth
Constantly updated, the internet has created an important tool for accessing up-to date information-text, still images, and video. Increasingly it also provides a window into aspects of history, including planning history, that have previously been difficult to find. Opinion
Apr 21, 2007   By Ann Forsyth