The Top Planning Courses of 2022

A list of the top planning education resources, according to the users of Planetizen Courses.

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December 21, 2022, 5:00 AM PST

By The Planetizen Team


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Planetizen is pleased to present this list of top planning courses on Planetizen Courses for 2022. The methodology for the list includes an index created by the number of views and the ratings from reviews provided by people who viewed the courses.

Planetizen Courses often hears from subscribers that they hope continued education will improve their planning—while that statement can mean many different things to many different people (including many people who aren’t professional planners), the top courses list reveals the trends in the continuing education of the planning field. It’s no surprise, then, to see some of the most significant planning trends—such as zoning and parking reforms, resilience, racial and gender equity, and pedestrian safety—represented in this list.

Planetizen Courses has been providing online courses focused on planning and related fields for over a decade, with more than 250 courses available for AICP CM credit. Planetizen Courses is offering a sale for the month of December, so if you’re looking for an affordable way to load up on certification maintenance credits, now is the perfect time to check out Planetizen Courses.

The following list is presented in no particular order. The full list is also available on Planetizen Courses.

View the full list on Planetizen Courses.

Chicago Commute

The Right to Mobility

As we consider how to decarbonize transportation, preserving mobility, especially for lower- and middle-income people, must be a priority.

January 26, 2023 - Angie Schmitt

Green bike lane with flexible delineators and textures paint in Hoboken, New Jersey

America’s Best New Bike Lanes

PeopleForBikes highlights some of the most exciting new bike infrastructure projects completed in 2022.

January 31, 2023 - PeopleforBikes

Sharrow bike markings on black asphalt two-lane road with snowy trees

Early Sharrow Booster: ‘I Was Wrong’

The lane marking was meant to raise awareness and instill shared respect among drivers and cyclists. But their inefficiency has led supporters to denounce sharrows, pushing instead for more robust bike infrastructure that truly protects riders.

January 26, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

A tent covered in blue and black tarps sits on a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk with the white ziggurat-topped L.A. City Hall looming in the background

L.A. County Towns Clash Over Homelessness Policies

Local governments often come to different conclusions about how to address homelessness within their respective borders, but varying approaches only exacerbate the problem.

February 3 - Shelterforce Magazine

Rendering of mixed-use development with parks and stormwater retention on former Houston landfill site

A Mixed-Use Vision for Houston Landfill Site

A local nonprofit is urging the city to consider adding mixed-use development to the site, which city officials plan to turn into a stormwater detention facility.

February 3 - Urban Edge

Aerial view of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin at sunset

Milwaukee County Makes Substantial Progress on Homelessness

In 2022, the county’s point-in-time count of unhoused people reflected just 18 individuals, the lowest in the country.

February 3 - Urban Milwaukee

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