Education & Careers

June 1, 2016, 6am PDT
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, recently wrapped up its fourth season. To learn more about who makes up the design community, photographer Charles Aydlett asked attendees how they would like to see design evolve in the city.
Doggerel
May 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
Next City shares news of a colorful new book for children that introduces the objects of a environmentally-friendly build environment.
Next City
May 13, 2016, 10am PDT
PBS kicks off its new science and technology series with a look at just what happened in the desert with MIT's Hyperloop team. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien likens the week's events more to the "glider moment" preceding Kitty Hawk.
PBS NewsHour
Blog post
May 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Growing up in Rockaway, Queens led me to the planning profession, just as home town experiences lead many students to city planning. It's easy to forget why we became planners: we need to remember.
Bruce Stiftel
May 7, 2016, 5am PDT
At first glance, a meritocratic vision is morally compelling, but upon closer scrutiny, its pursuit ends up legitimizing—and thus reinforcing—the very social and economic inequality it purports to rectify.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 26, 2016, 5am PDT
It might come as a shock to planners who lived and worked through the great recession, but a Canadian publication has named urban planning in the number two position on a ranking of "Best Jobs" in the country.
Canadian Business
April 23, 2016, 5am PDT
On Earth Day, NPR looked at the intersection of the Paris Climate Agreement, which Secretary of State John Kerry signed at the U.N. on Friday, and President Obama's Clean Power Plan which has been given a pause by the Supreme Court.
NPR
April 17, 2016, 5am PDT
Urban planning students at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning recently participated in a valuable career–building workshop: the mock interview. Below are tips on how to organize a similar event.
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association
Blog post
April 13, 2016, 10am PDT
As the 2016 admission season winds down, thoughts turn to the 2017 application process. For students considering the idea, there are several good reasons to attend graduate school in 2017, and a few that may cause problems later.
Ann Forsyth
Blog post
April 10, 2016, 1pm PDT

The American Planning Association 2016 National Conference included a wide variety of topics and a significant amount of tweeting. This blog shares the highlights from the conference.

Jennifer Evans-Cowley
March 16, 2016, 5am PDT
The same team that created Cards Against Urbanity is back with an eagerly anticipated new engagement product called City Design Method Cards.
Planetizen
March 15, 2016, 7am PDT
A recent article in the Washington Post does a nice job of describing transportation planning as an exciting field, with important and engaging applications.
The Washington Post
Blog post
February 29, 2016, 2pm PST
The great Italian scholar and novelist's death likely has little meaning for practicing planners, but his literary method might have lasting relevance for planning education and the design of urban space.
Dean Saitta
Blog post
February 24, 2016, 5am PST
This blog post highlights resources available to help engage children and young adults in participatory planning processes.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Feature
February 9, 2016, 6am PST
An experiment involving colorful Legos, big pictures, and "Where Things Are From Near to Far."
Pete Sullivan
January 24, 2016, 9am PST
This sounds like a dream for a lot of Planetizen readers: building models for Legoland.
Quartz
January 20, 2016, 5am PST
Planner Clement Lau shares his New Year's resolutions: ten professional development and career growth goals for planners and urban design professionals.
UrbDeZine
January 7, 2016, 6am PST
Having just reached the decade mark as an architect in one of the world's most prominent firms, Marin Gertler shares what he has learned are keys for career success. Written for architects but equally applicable to planning professionals.
UrbDeZine
December 18, 2015, 8am PST
Renowned UCLA planning professor, urbanist, and author Edward W. Soja passed away last month. L.A.-based planner, and former Soja student, Jonathan Bell writes about his teachings and how they influenced him.
UrbDeZine
Feature
December 18, 2015, 5am PST
The results of a year's worth of writing, reading, sharing, and commenting are in. These are the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2015.
James Brasuell