Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Esteemed Architecture Critic, Blair Kamin, Moves On

One of two architecture critics working at major daily newspapers to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, Blair Kamin announced his retirement last week via Twitter.

January 11, 2021 - Blair Kamin via Twitter

United Kingdom

'Guardian Cities' Calls it Quits

Guardian Cities is closing shop after six years as a valued resource on the planning and urbanism Internet.

January 13, 2020 - Guardian Cities

Remembering Neal Peirce

He was ahead of his time as a journalist, an urban thinker—and even as an entrepreneur who foreshadowed today's nonprofit news web sites.

January 7, 2020 - Urban Edge

Western Planner Articles Published Since 1980 Now Available Online for Free

Over 2,223 articles covering 37 years of planning issues in the West now available online for free.

December 13, 2018 - The Western Planner

Harvard University

Ann Forsyth Named Editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association

Professor Ann Forsyth will begin a five-year term as editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) on January 1, 2019.

October 17, 2018 - American Planning Association

Not My President

Trump Election Coverage Round Up (Planning Edition)

A compendium of the most discussed examples of news and commentary regarding the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States—but only what's directly relevant to the fields of planning and urban design.

November 15, 2016 - Planetizen

San Francisco Homeless

30 San Francisco Media Outlets Collaborate on Homelessness

A media blitz scheduled for June 29, 2016 will offer an unprecedented display of "solutions-oriented journalism."

May 17, 2016 - The New York Times

Neighborhood Polarization in a Canadian City

In Canadian cities, rising income inequality has been reflected in neighborhood polarization. The experience of Hamilton, Ontario, has been typical. Here, inner-city decline is now giving way to gentrification, displacing poverty to the suburbs.

November 4, 2015 - Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership

Standards of Scrutiny for Transit Projects Not Extended for Highway Projects

A case study of media coverage in Connecticut finds a double standard between the CTFastrak and Interstate 84 projects.

October 2, 2015 - Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Brooklyn Bridge

Attention Media: Neighborhoods Existed Before Gentrification

On the media's responsibility for narratives that enable displacement, rather than inclusion.

September 24, 2015 - Grist

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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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.