February 14, 2013, 6am PST
If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day card for the planning enthusiast in your life, search no further. Five different Valentines show appreciation for cities and the people that live in them.
CEOs For Cities
September 7, 2012, 2pm PDT
The humor site Cracked takes a look at what happens when green technology backfires: melting houses, blinded jet pilots and buildings drowning in urine.
October 14, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new GM ad implies that bikes aren't a sexy mode of transport for college kids.
August 14, 2009, 1pm PDT
A sign pointing southbound travelers onto Business Highway 51 in Rothschild and Schofield bears an incorrect spelling for every word except "exit."
Wausau Daily Herald
Blog post
May 26, 2009, 9am PDT

For many students graduate school is the time to learn how to write professional reports and memos. One of the skills many planning students seem eager to master is writing the content-free document. This kind of writing is a little tricky to do. Accordingly, in this last blog in my series on planning skills I provide tips on how to create sentences, paragraphs, and whole reports and PowerPoint presentations that convey the absolute minimum of important information.


Titles should never reveal the actual content of the report. This is the guideline I find easiest to follow myself.

Ann Forsyth
Blog post
January 24, 2009, 11am PST

Usually planners get involved in the allocation and details of creating both public and private spaces for groups of people engaged in a wide range of variety of activities.

Rick Abelson
October 6, 2008, 11am PDT
Bert Sperling, who has earned recognition for his lists of "Best Places," responds to questions posed by the readers of the Freakonomics blog.
Freakonomics (Opinion) on The New York Times