New York City Department of Transportation

Problems or Solutions? TRBAM Underway in D.C.

One of the premier planning events of the year is underway in D.C.

January 11, 2023 - Urbanism Speakeasy via Substack

World Planning Schools Congress title on photo of Balinese temple

World Planning Educators To Meet in Indonesia

The fifth World Planning Schools Congress this coming August, organized on the theme Planning a Global Village: Inclusion, Innovation, and Disruption, will step up cross-border movement of planning ideas and practices.

January 31, 2022 - World Planning Schools Congress V Call for Submissions

Case Study Program

AIA National Conference Canceled

The conference had been postponed with the potential of being rescheduled later this year.

April 20, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

Chicago, Illinois

National Shared Mobility Summit Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Fears

Planning conferences are among the events experiencing the effects of Coronavirus mitigation measures.

March 10, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

2019 National Planning Conference

2020 Conferences in Planning and Design

An annual sampling of some of the best professional development conferences in the coming year for planning and design professions, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.

October 23, 2019 - UrbDeZine


Gentrification Studies Must Inspire Solutions

The study of gentrification took center stage at the recent conference of the Urban Affairs Association. It's up to planners to put all of that research to good use.

May 8, 2019 - Josh Stephens

2019 National Planning Conference

Searching for the Essence of Planning at the National Planning Conference

With so many applications and intersections, planning can be hard to define. Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell is in San Francisco searching for meaning.

April 14, 2019 - James Brasuell

2019 National Planning Conference

The 2019 National Planning Conference Is Underway

Couldn't make it to San Francisco for the 2019 National Planning Conference? Live vicariously through the magic of the Internet.

April 14, 2019 - American Planning Association

San Francisco Muni Buses

Too Many Conferences Miss the Bus

Nonprofits often advocate for local transit spending, but when we gather, we seem to forget these values. How would we know what the transit of a given city is like if we never ride their buses?

December 25, 2018 - Shelterforce Magazine

Seattle APA National Conference

2019 Conferences in Planning and Design

An annual sampling of professional development conferences in the coming year for planning and design professionals, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.

October 8, 2018 - UrbDeZine

American Planning Association 2015

2018 Conferences in Planning and Design

An annual sampling of some of the best professional development conferences in the coming year for the planning and design professions, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.

October 24, 2017 - UrbDeZine

Seattle APA National Conference

Twelve 'Can't Miss' Planning and Design Conferences in 2017

L.A. County Planner Clement Lau issues his annual list of his favorite conferences for urban design professionals in the upcoming year.

November 12, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Seattle APA National Conference

Ten Key 2016 Conferences for Urban Design Professionals

Ten key conferences in 2016 for planners, architects, and urban design professionals, summarized by Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner.

November 26, 2015 - UrbDeZine

Transit Oriented Development

4 Principles for Making Transit Oriented Development Work

Many communities that want more transit oriented development are still struggling to build the political will and the financing mechanisms necessary to deliver. Here are four ideas about how to make TOD happen.

November 5, 2015 - The City Fix

APA Conference

Should I Present at a Conference? And If I Don't Present, Should I Attend?

One question I get asked a lot is if students should present at conference. In fact it is often more of a statement of intent rather than a question about whether it is useful. The answer, however, is not as clear as many students believe.

December 8, 2014 - Ann Forsyth

Greetings from TRB!

Each January Washington DC hosts a huge gathering of the transportation planning tribe. What do we do? Read about it here.

January 16, 2014 - Todd Litman

Summer Conferences with an Agenda: Ideas for Students and Others

Spring is conference season for many major professional associations including the American Planning Association. However, if you missed APA this year, or even if you didn’t, a number of more specialized groups meet over the summer in smaller and more focused settings. Student registrations and deals on accommodation can make these very affordable. 

April 27, 2011 - Ann Forsyth

Proposed Stadium Needs More Than Football

Plans to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles hinge on more than football. A major element in making the idea work financially for the city is to make it an attractive site for conventions and conferences.

March 18, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

Industry Leaders Gather to Discuss Future of Cities

A new conference that debuted in San Francisco this week is devoted to creating smarter, greener, and more prosperous cities for the future.

February 25, 2011 - Fast Company

US-Arab Annual Cities Forum Next Week

Next week, the Greater Amman Municipality will host activities of the 2nd US-Arab Forum, which will last from June 22 to June 24.

June 17, 2009 - Jordan Times

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Call for Speakers

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New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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