Planning Education

Tijuana, Mexico

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.

February 6, 2020 - JPER

College Students

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.

December 16, 2019 - Land Lines

San Francisco Monopoly

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.

October 26, 2019 - Land Lines

Planetizen Top Schools

The Top Schools For Urban Planners

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.

September 3, 2019 - James Brasuell

Graduation Ceremony

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.

December 21, 2018 - Ann Forsyth

South Carolina Region Future City Competition

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.

January 15, 2018 - The Mercury News

Blue City

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.

January 31, 2017 - William Riggs

Map Kid

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.

November 14, 2016 - Justin B. Hollander and Amanda Kohn

Coal Potest

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.

August 29, 2016 - Pete Sullivan

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.

August 23, 2016 - Citiscope

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.