January 26, 2017, 12pm PST
The AICP exam has been revised for May 2017. Here's some insight into the changes and links to resources that can help candidates prepare for the exam.
November 15, 2012, 12pm PST
While planning seems more intuitive than technical to many the layperson, Los Angeles planner Clement Lau describes what it takes to stay at the top of the profession.
October 31, 2012, 4pm PDT
Planning education and practice fail to recognize the importance of physical design and spatial planning. Randall Arendt diagnoses the root of the disorder and suggests some treatments for returning urban planning to good health.
July 10, 2012, 11am PDT
The American Planning Association has released the findings of its biennial salary survey of the planning profession. Check out the results to see how your compensation stacks up.
November 28, 2011, 11am PST
Stuart Meck and Rebecca Retzlaff call the attention of AICP certified planners to an upcoming change to the certification process which they believe will "degrade and cheapen" the AICP designation.
January 2, 2007, 8am PST
Though the program has good intentions, APA's proposal for mandatory continuing education could just encourage more planners to attend the National Planning Conference than to actually get more training.