Planetizen Press

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Planetizen Press is the publishing division of our popular website. Publisher of the respected Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, the mission of Planetizen Press is to provide innovative resources for students and professionals in the field.

The Planetizen Press catalog currently includes a variety of titles available at the Planetizen Store.

Planetizen Press accepts manuscripts for consideration from authors and opinion leaders. We favor manuscripts that are near completion on the subjects Planetizen covers on a regular basis:

  • Urban and regional planning and land use
  • Transportation and transit
  • Environmental issues
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Historic preservation
  • Landscape architecture
  • Urban planning technology
  • Planning-related humor

We are open to ideas ranging from extended academic papers to popular non-fiction, like The Tipping Point. Our goal is to encourage debate and spread knowledge of the concepts and goals of urban planning. However, we are primarily interested in near-finished manuscripts. We are not seeking to develop books with authors from scratch.

Planetizen works with authors to develop their content, arranges printing and publication, and manages e-commerce and distribution.

Please send expressions of interest to [email protected].

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.