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Planning Education: Striking a Better Balance

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.

October 31, 2012 - Randall Arendt

2019 National Planning Conference

There's More Than One Path to AICP Certification

The AICP Candidate Pilot Program launched in 2017 allows for planners to begin the journey to AICP certification earlier in their careers—even while they are still in school.

September 6, 2021 - James Brasuell

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Watch: 'Planning and Health in the Time of COVID-19'

Listen in as planners discuss the response of the profession to the coronavirus pandemic in California.

April 9, 2020 - APA California via YouTube

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AICP Exam Changes for 2017

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.

January 26, 2017 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

So You Want To Be a Certified Planner?

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.

November 15, 2012 - UrbDeZine.com

How Much Do Planners Make?

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.

July 10, 2012 - APA

No-Exam Bylaws Amendment for Planning Faculty Will Cheapen AICP Certification

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.

November 28, 2011 - Stuart Meck

The AICP Certification Maintenance Program: Good Steps In The Wrong Direction

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.

January 2, 2007 - Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

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Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

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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.