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February 16, 2021, 8am PST
As a class assignment, nearly 150 high school students shared their ideas for improvements to Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles, California.
Antelope Valley Press
January 19, 2021, 12pm PST
Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
Josh Stephens
January 17, 2021, 9am PST
University of Hawaii graduate students explored the potential for improvements to the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, an important coastal public space in Honolulu.
University of Hawai'i News
January 13, 2021, 12pm PST
Two new mandatory topic areas will be required of AICP members to maintain professional certification.
American Planning Association
December 28, 2020, 7am PST
If planners want to address the impacts of exclusionary planning, historical inequities, and policies that ignore the needs of women and minorities, they must address systemic inequities within the field itself.
LSE Progressing Planning
December 8, 2020, 12pm PST
The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) is working to make planning more accessible in the Latino communities of Oak Hill in Dallas.
Salud America!
November 30, 2020, 8am PST
The public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic upended all the normal day-today routines this year. At least there are plenty of great urban planning books to read.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
November 12, 2020, 10am PST
Being a planner is not easy. Our work may often leave us discouraged, frustrated, and cynical. But with Thanksgiving approaching, let's take some time to reflect and count our blessings.
National Recreation and Park Association Open Space Blog
October 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Many architecture firms are still struggling, but the industry, a bellwether for planning and the larger economy, has recovered a little from the lows of the spring and summer months.
October 5, 2020, 9am PDT
The pandemic has affected all of us in big and small ways. A park planner shares how his professional and personal lives have changed as a result of the coronavirus.
Parks & Rec Business
September 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a high-frequency coronavirus testing system that would be the envy of an country or corporation, testing students, faculty and staff twice a week, but it still failed to stem a major outbreak.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
September 14, 2020, 11am PDT
College towns that have been observing public health guidelines and seen relatively few COVID-19 cases are now seeing infections spike as young people return to take classes. The New York Times has been tracking cases in colleges and college towns.
The New York Times
September 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles, Virginia Tech Planning Professor Tom Sanchez has created a database of planning research citations.
Tom Sanchez
September 1, 2020, 11am PDT
Wastewater testing is being hailed as a success at the University of Arizona, credited for stopping a COVID outbreak. In Utah, wastewater analysis forced almost 300 students to quarantine for four days while awaiting their test results.
The Arizona Republic
August 28, 2020, 8am PDT
As college students return for the fall semester, college towns are rightfully concerned about an influx of COVID cases, yet self-contained campuses have the potential to succeed where local and state governments may have failed.
Penn State News
August 21, 2020, 5am PDT
The American Society of Landscape Architects has hired a new chief executive officer: Torey Carter-Conneen, previously chief operation officer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
American Society Of Landscape Architects
August 13, 2020, 8am PDT
Faisal Roble, the newly appointed chief equity officer of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, will be tasked with crafting a Racial Equity Action Plan for the department.
July 24, 2020, 8am PDT
A study finds that a third of workers would prefer to work remotely every day of the workweek, potentially removing nearly 50 million cars from U.S. roadways.
Streetsblog USA
July 16, 2020, 11am PDT
Leadership change is coming to one of the best local sources of planning news in the country, after Greater Greater Washington founder and executive director David Alpert announced plans to move on.
Greater Greater Washington
July 9, 2020, 7am PDT
The new "Solving the Climate Crisis" report could provide guidance and direction if federal leadership in Washington, D.C. finally decides to take aggressive steps to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to a changed climate.
American Planning Association