Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, is professor emeritus of city and regional planning at Georgia Tech. His research concerns planning theory, adaptive governance, and international development. He chairs the Planners for Climate Action knowledge/research group, co-chairs the Researcher and Academic Partner Constituency Group in the World Urban Campaign, co-chairs U.N. Habitat's University Network Initiative, and is vice-chair of the American Planning Association, International Division.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stiftel is former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), member of the Planning Accreditation Board, editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, founding chairperson of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and member of UN-Habitat's expert group on the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning.
Youth, Inexperience, and a Sense of Mission
Forty years ago this week, I arrived in Tallahassee to take my first full-time university job. It was a nervous moment. After nearly eight years of graduate school, I was about to learn if I was any good at the career I'd prepared so long to begin.
A Rare Governance Moment for UN-Habitat
The 2nd UN-Habitat Assembly adopted resolutions highlighting key needs for achievement of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda in cities while important partnerships were announced.
World Planning Educators To Meet in Indonesia
The fifth World Planning Schools Congress this coming August, organized on the theme Planning a Global Village: Inclusion, Innovation, and Disruption, will step up cross-border movement of planning ideas and practices.
The World's Planning Schools Joined Hands in Shanghai in 2001
The Shanghai Statement creating the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) was signed by ten planning school associations at the closing ceremony of the 1st World Planning Schools Congress at Tongji University, 20 years ago this week.
Will Planners Lead the New Urban Agenda?
The United Nation’s New Urban Agenda has created a playbook for planning advocates. It opens possibilities for building inclusive, integrated urban planning in countries where planning has been top-down and limited in scope.