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Feature
5 days ago
These 14 books, selected by Planetizen for lasting relevance and excellence in research and rhetoric, will continue to define the ambitions and the shortcomings of the urban planning field in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell, Josh Stephens
Feature
November 26, 2019, 2pm PST
The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There's a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year's top planning books.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
November 15, 2019, 11am PST
Critics of a plan to require Italian students to learn about climate change and sustainability say climate action can't wait for the next generation to come of age.
The New York Times
Feature
November 13, 2019, 8am PST
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
James Brasuell
November 11, 2019, 5am PST
Planetizen and Planetizen Courses teamed up to film this short video that aims to clarify the field of urban planning in a world full of plans and planning.
Planetizen Courses via YouTube
October 30, 2019, 10am PDT
About 1/3 of planning faculty members use Twitter in a professional capacity. Semantic and network analysis of their Twitter use is helpful for reading the pulse of the field.
Tom Sanchez
October 26, 2019, 5am PDT
"Popular games that invite players to take on the role of developer or city planner are a familiar part of the cultural landscape," according to this article.
Land Lines
October 23, 2019, 6am PDT
An annual sampling of some of the best professional development conferences in the coming year for planning and design professions, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
October 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The metropolitan areas with a lot of planning jobs, the highest paying planning jobs, and a growing number of planning jobs.
CityLab
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell
Feature
September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
The 6th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's updated ranking of the Top 25 graduate urban planning programs.
James Brasuell
August 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
An Urban Land Institute program brings students into the discussion and gives them the tools to make a difference in the planning processes that define their communities.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 19, 2019, 8am PDT
The Living Cully coalition prioritizes the well-being of long term, lower-income residents with future-building revitalization projects.
Next City
July 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
Land grant universities are, by design, tasked with benefitting the communities in which they are located. The recent track record on that mission is mixed, according to a recent book on the subject.
Governing
June 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The University of South Florida and Washington State University were chosen as the locations for new University Transportation Centers (UTCs) over 51 competitors. There are now UTCs at 37 universities.
Smart Cities Dive
May 24, 2019, 11am PDT
Analysis of homelessness data for school-aged youth in U.S. cities.
River Oaks
May 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
A middle schooler reviews the top three city building games on the market in 2019.
Grant Reviews Blog
Blog post
May 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
The study of gentrification took center stage at the recent conference of the Urban Affairs Association. It's up to planners to put all of that research to good use.
Josh Stephens
May 6, 2019, 6am PDT
For those of us who could stand to learn more about zoning, Nolan Gray gives us a list of suggested reading material for the beginner on up.
Market Urbanism