Conferences

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

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

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

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.