April 29, 2014, 5am PDT
Tight on time, staff, and budget and looking for technology to help your planning effort? Explore new mobile friendly tools that can aid planners with public engagement, documentation of existing conditions, and traffic counting.
April 28, 2014, 2pm PDT
It's common knowledge that taking a walk can help get the creative juices flowing—but a new study by researchers at Santa Clara University claims to have proven it.
April 23, 2014, 11am PDT
Do you have to be a “plannerd” to think planning is cool? Is there a planner alive who can bridge the divide between the mysteries of planning and general public interest? One writer dares to hope.
April 16, 2014, 7am PDT
SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools.
April 9, 2014, 6am PDT
We post a lot of articles here at Planetizen, and the traffic created by you, our audience, provides valuable feedback about the ideas and places of interest to the planning and urbanism community.
April 7, 2014, 5am PDT
Why housing should take priority in the effort to attract families back to the city (and welcome them to stay awhile).
March 18, 2014, 12pm PDT
As coastal real estate markets—especially in California—grow more expensive, it’s harder for teachers to afford a home. A recent article breaks down the affordability of homes for teachers around the country.
March 16, 2014, 9am PDT
A successful agriculture program in Southern California introduces farming as a viable career choice to suburban students.
Public Radio International
March 11, 2014, 4am PDT
Working for a small town doesn't just teach you how to plan a community; it teaches you how to be a part of it.
March 3, 2014, 10am PST
When considering city life, we often look to Jane Jacobs or William H. Whyte. But an exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of the children's classic “The Little Prince” at New York's Morgan Library surprises as a field guide for urban living.
February 14, 2014, 6am PST
Workers with long commutes are more likely to be be tired and stressed at work, and businesses are learning that they often make for less productive employees.
February 9, 2014, 9am PST
Weren't able to make it to this year's UCLA Extension Land Use Law & Planning Conference? No Problem! Los Angeles County Planner Dr. Clement Lau gives a quick recap . . . but mostly on the planning side of the program.
January 28, 2014, 4pm PST
Aside from inspiring a classy wardrobe, what can urban planners learn from characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olson? What cues should urban planners and policy makers take from the field of advertising to help pitch planning ideas?
January 24, 2014, 12pm PST
Want an easy to use public engagement tool that helps you to understand the visual preferences of the public? StreetSeen (http://streetseen.osu.edu
), a free online tool allows planners and others to simply construct and deploy visual surveys.
January 22, 2014, 1pm PST
The American Planning Association has announced the 18 Excellence Award and 10 Achievement Award winners for 2014. The selections for the Planning Pioneer and Planning Landmark awards are likely to generate some discussion.
American Planning Association
January 18, 2014, 12am PST
People are increasingly accessing information via mobile devices, so why not provide mobile enabled plans? Learn how to create a mobile ready plan that is readable in Kindle or iBooks at low to no-cost.
January 16, 2014, 5am PST
Each January Washington DC hosts a huge gathering of the transportation planning tribe. What do we do? Read about it here.
January 13, 2014, 7am PST
With women accounting for only 20% of registered architects in Britain and 8% of professional engineers, the incoming president of the Royal Academy of Engineering has a compelling idea to encourage more women to enter the fields: give girls legos.
January 11, 2014, 6am PST
We have compiled a list of mobile apps to support planning, as part of our annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.
December 30, 2013, 4pm PST
We're looking forward to another stimulating year of news, commentary, and professional development. But before the calendar turns to 2014, we wanted to take a look back at our most popular blog posts, exclusive articles, and news items from 2013.