<p class="MsoNormal"> With the proliferation of new media planning practitioners have new ways to find out about the continuing work of planning faculty members who have retired. Not all of them blog of course, but the list below demonstrates some of the variety of these efforts. </p>
With the proliferation of new media planning practitioners
have new ways to find out about the continuing work of planning faculty members
who have retired. Not all of them blog of course, but the list below
demonstrates some of the variety of these efforts.
- Emeritus Columbia Professor Peter
Marcuse, blogging at http://pmarcuse.wordpress.com/, can be relied upon for
provocative insights about current events. His recent postings explore
Occupy Wall Street but earlier blogs have investigated a number of his
other interests such as the foreclosure crisis, housing policy, and social
- Pierre Clavel, recently retired from
Cornell, has a blog and resource site at http://www.progressivecities.org/.
His blogging is in support of his wider project
of highlighting work on progressive cities. He has an
excellent bibliography at http://www.progressivecities.org/bibliography/.
- In the UK, Cliff Hague, an emeritus
professor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, blogs at http://cliffhague.planningresource.co.uk/,
a site affiliated with the Royal Town Planning Institute. Hague's "World
View" blog deals with topics of global concern such as innovation, UN
conferences, and regional resilience. Recent blogs feature cases in
Europe, Africa, and Australia.
- A slightly different take is the Sid
Grava blog, set up on his death in 2009: http://sigurdgrava.blogspot.com/2009/09/sigurd-grava-professor-emeritus-of.html.
It acts as a memorial for this long-time Columbia planning faculty member.
Of course there are a number of blogs by more senior but not
yet emeritus faculty, for example Larry Susskind at MIT (http://theconsensusbuildingapproach.blogspot.com/). These
are also well worth watching.
A New Transit Equity Dashboard
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The Big Taboo of the Senate's Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal
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County of San Diego
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.