Why Aren’t There More Planners?
Planning can be a great career for socially conscious individuals, but university programs are struggling to attract new students to the field. A trio of academics are raising awareness about the field through community activation.
Back to School: Planetizen’s Top 10 Master’s Programs for Urban Planners
Planetizen’s Editorial Director James Brasuell joins the Planning Commission Podcast to discuss their new list of the Top 10 Schools for Urban Planners.
The Top Schools For Urban Planners
The 7th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, now available, includes an updated ranking of the Top 25 master’s programs in urban planning, city planning, regional planning, and community planning.
The Top Planning Courses of 2022
A list of the top planning education resources, according to the users of Planetizen Courses.
Urban and Regional Planning Education in Mexico
Sergio Peña, of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Mexico, writes about a recent article he authored in the Journal of Planing Education and Research.
Innovative Planning Curriculum Awarded
Winners of an annual award for innovation in planning curriculum were announced earlier this year, and applications for 2020's award will be open until February.
The Benefits of Gaming to Planning Education
"Popular games that invite players to take on the role of developer or city planner are a familiar part of the cultural landscape," according to this article.
The Top Schools For Urban Planners - 2019
The 6th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's updated ranking of the Top 25 graduate urban planning programs.
Getting Into Grad School in Planning
Ten years ago I wrote "Graduate School 2008: Nuts and Bolts of Applying". As deadlines draw near for this year’s round of applications it is a good time to revisit and update this advice.
Middle Schoolers Plan the 'Future City'
The deliverables in the Future City competition—open to children in grades six through eight—include a virtual city design (using SimCity), a scale model, a project plan, and more.
White Paper: Bringing Online Learning Into the Planning Classroom
A pilot program in Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo's City and Regional Planning Department explored the potential for an online video course platform to enrich and extend curriculum.
Innovations in Post-Master's Graduate Planning Education
Professional doctorates or certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS) can offer an alternative to a PH.D. for planners looking to expand their education beyond the master's degree.
Does Urban Planning Require Passion?
Making better places is a core value for many planners, but don’t let a lack of passion stand between you and a strong career in planning.
Developing Countries Require More Urban Planning Capacity to Meet Growing Needs
How can the Global South implement the New Urban Agenda with colonial-era curricula and little investment in training? Zambia offers a new model.
New Planners Launch Careers and Energize Workplaces
This month a new generation of urban planners will transition from planning school to the workplace—it is a season for new ideas.
Remember Your Rockaway
Growing up in Rockaway, Queens led me to the planning profession, just as home town experiences lead many students to city planning. It's easy to forget why we became planners: we need to remember.
The Washington Post Gives Transportation Planning Studies a Star Turn
A recent article in the Washington Post does a nice job of describing transportation planning as an exciting field, with important and engaging applications.
Q&A: A Career at the Cutting Edge of Long Range Planning
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Peter Park, owner of Peter J Park, LLC and an instructor at the University of Colorado-Denver and Harvard University.
Graduating Into the Workplace: Perspectives from Recent Planning Grads
As a new cohort of young planners prepares to enter the field, more than a dozen recent graduates share their insights on how to make the most of a planning education and navigate one of the most challenging job environments in recent memory.
Solyndra, Moneyball, and Lessons for Planning
The Los Angeles Times recently had a story about the collapse of Solyndra – the once heralded poster-child of the Obama administration’s green jobs plan. A big part of Solyndra’s demise was due to the rapidly falling price of their competitors’ solar panels. In 2008, the cost of solar panels was a bit over $4 for each watt generated. Solyndr
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
Park City Municipal Corporation
National Capital Planning Commission
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
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.