Planning for Kids

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


New Report Plans Toronto at Kid Scale

Toronto has released draft urban design guidelines that put families with children at the center of the city.

June 2, 2017 - Next City


Friday Fun: 50 Ways to 'Play Everywhere'

KaBOOM! announced the winners of the Play Everywhere Challenge this week.

September 23, 2016 - The New York Times

Empire State Building Base

A Mobile Game that Brings Skyscrapers to Kid Level

CityLab reviews the "Skyscraper" mobile app game, from Tinybop, Inc.

July 30, 2016 - CityLab

Future City

Letting Kids Design the Cities of the Future

The Box City event held in Denver recently educated children on the process of planning by letting them create their own version of a city.

April 25, 2016 - The Denver Post

Teaching Urban Planning to Pre-Schoolers

Teaching Urban Planning to Pre-Schoolers

An experiment involving colorful Legos, big pictures, and "Where Things Are From Near to Far."

February 9, 2016 - Pete Sullivan

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.