Jobs

July 14, 2011, 7am PDT
With unemployment numbers falling, jobs are on the rise in some rural parts of the country.
The Daily Yonder
July 9, 2011, 11am PDT
A new study from the nonprofit research center Good Jobs First looks into how relocation tax breaks for businesses have encouraged sprawl in the Cleveland and Cincinnati metropolitan areas.
Crain's Cleveland Business
June 10, 2011, 10am PDT
A new report focusing on design professionals and architects in New York finds that these industries are on a strong growth path and create a significant impact on the local economy.
Urban Omnibus
Blog post
June 4, 2011, 6pm PDT

Many of those who have recently graduated in planning are currently asking “how can I get a job?” Of course a number of recent graduates do have work. But government budget cuts may mean that local jobs are hard to get. This is the time to use your imagination. To get you started here are some ideas: 

Ann Forsyth
May 31, 2011, 11am PDT
Minibus drivers in Johannesburg, South Africa, were not happy about plans to build a city-wide bus rapid transit system, worrying it would take their business away. After sometimes violent debates, the drivers have compromised with the city.
Citiscope
May 26, 2011, 10am PDT
California's high speed rail project has been criticized for starting its first section in the state's central valley and connecting to small towns. But this piece argues that's exactly the right way to do it.
Miller-McCune
April 13, 2011, 5am PDT
New report out of Dartmouth College says America needs to build, to boost recovery and improve global competitiveness.
Huffington Post
April 12, 2011, 7am PDT
Regional business planning and cooperation at the metropolitan level is creating hubs of prosperity in the U.S.
Brookings Institution
March 12, 2011, 1pm PST
Unhealthy, smog-filled air has struck an unsuspecting locale: rural Wyoming.
USA Today
February 28, 2011, 5am PST
The new jobs in New York City aren't in Manhattan, but in the boroughs. For low-income workers to be able to access those opportunities, improved bus service will be necessary, says a new report.
Streetsblog
February 18, 2011, 6am PST
Owners of a citrus grove near Hobe Sound, Florida want to create a new city, calling it a potential "job-oriented community."
TCPalm
Blog post
January 17, 2011, 6pm PST

The internet has great potential as a means of professional marketing for many soon-to-be and recent graduates. Not everyone in planning, however, uses it well. The following tips aim to help you realize its potential and avoid its pitfalls. 

Ann Forsyth
December 19, 2010, 1pm PST
Streetcars are increasingly seen as boons to local economies. And with a $130 million federal fund aimed at streetcar projects, some are expecting more systems to develop, according to this article. Others, though, still question the investment.
CNN
December 15, 2010, 2pm PST
More than two-thirds of rural areas in the United States have seen growth in jobs since 2009, according to this article from <em>The Daily Yonder</em>.
The Daily Yonder
Blog post
November 16, 2010, 12pm PST

In a recent blog post,(1) highway expert Alan Pisarski suggests that highway-oriented sprawl development is somehow necessary for the development of modern labor markets.(2) Pisarski writes that regional job markets are jobs are more specialized today than they were in his youth, and labor markets are thus "of immense size because many [highly specialized] employers need a market of hundreds of thousands of potential workers to reach the ones they need. The Atlanta region of 26 counties is not a great economic engine because it is 26 charming adjacent hamlets, but rather because the market reach of employers, suppliers, customers and job seekers spreads over several million residents."

Michael Lewyn
October 20, 2010, 6am PDT
The spatial needs of commerce and employment are shifting, and cities need to focus on bringing employment centers back to neighborhoods, argues Jay Hoekstra.
Terrain.org
September 7, 2010, 12pm PDT
Shifting federal transportation dollars to transit projects could help create up to 180,000 jobs and not raise the federal deficit, according to a new report.
Streetsblog
August 27, 2010, 5am PDT
Aging infrastructure is limiting India's developmental ability. With few trained civic engineers in the country, crucial upgrades aren't happening.
The New York Times
August 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Aaron Renn argues that when it comes to thinking on large cities, "too many people remain stuck in the 90s." Now that the recession has civic finances in a vice grip, we ought to focus not on condos or bike shares, but straightforward job creation.
New Geography
August 22, 2010, 5am PDT
As high speed rail projects begin to take shape across America, commuters are anticipating eased travel but skeptics remain critical.
CNN