Students

A recent study shows significant variation in commute times for students depending on where they live in New York City. The concern with the findings is that longer commute times have greater impacts on students already facing other obstacles.
Jun 2, 2014   Chalkbeat New York
Re-examining recent thinking on student debt as major contributor to the lousy housing market.
May 16, 2014   CityLab
In Long Island where I teach, colleges and universities are engaged in a dorm-building boom— Opinion
Apr 26, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
It's no accident that the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood is one of the few school districts in Ohio without buses. Choices made by planners, parents, and school officials have preserved the inner-ring suburb as a “walking school district.”
Jan 18, 2014   DC.Streetsblog
A new report from the National Center for Safe Routes to School finds that the percentage of students walking to and from school "increased significantly" between 2007 and 2012.
Dec 6, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
La Casa is a first of its kind dorm building in Chicago, offering affordable housing for up to 100 students attending any of the colleges in the area. It is not only a living arrangement, but also a hub of support services, writes Michael Winerip.
Nov 7, 2012   The New York Times
Amid the backdrop of Mahmoud Abbas' application for Palestinian statehood, Jesse Fox critiques the Israeli premier for his antiquated plan to fast track sprawling suburban developments into Israel's rapidly diminishing open spaces.
Sep 28, 2011   Sustainable City blog
Is urban planning losing its relevance as a profession? Some say yes. In this essay from <em>Places</em>, Thomas Campanella suggests that the roots of this fall from grace lie in the era of Jane Jacobs.
Apr 27, 2011   Places
Spring is conference season for many major professional associations including the American Planning Association. However, if you missed APA this year, or even if you didn’t, a number of more specialized groups meet over the summer in smaller and more focused settings. Student registrations and deals on accommodation can make these very affordable.  Opinion
Apr 27, 2011   By Ann Forsyth
 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
Planning students from New York-area universities are being integrated into the city's community boards through an innovative new fellowship program.
Oct 24, 2009   The Architect's Newspaper