<p> Confused about where to study planning? Of course there’s the Planetizen guide but in the United States two free sources of information provide extensive lists of potential schools. </p>
Confused about where to study planning? Of course there's
the Planetizen guide but in the United
States two free sources of information
provide extensive lists of potential schools.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning publishes The Guide to Graduate
and Undergraduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning. The fifteenth issue
came out on October 26 and is available for free download at http://www.acsp.org/education_guide/overview.
This 368 page tome provides detailed, standardized information on each CASP
member school: "FULL members are those giving planning degrees in the US. AFFILIATE
members are generally those schools in the U.S. that give degrees related to
planning but not planning degrees (urban studies or urban geography). Schools
outside the U.S.
are eligible for CORRESPONDING membership if they give planning or related
degrees" (p viii).
The Planning Accreditation Board lists all credited planning
programs including addresses and web sites: http://www.planningaccreditationboard.org/index.php?id=30.
Most are in the United
Earlier blogs have dealt with getting into graduate school
in planning: how to decide if planning is for you, find the right program,
write a statement of purpose, apply, visit, and decide
which offer to take up.
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Study: Market-Rate Development Filters Into Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
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The End of Single-Family Zoning in California
Despite a few high-profile failures, the California State Legislature has approved a steady drumbeat of pro-development reforms that loosen zoning restrictions. The state raised the stakes on its zoning reforms this week.
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.