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.
Book Review: Planners in Politics
How can planners be more effective in politics? A new book offers planners turned executive-level politicians a chance to explain their insights.
Crafting the Future of Zoning
Lee D. Einsweiler, principal and co-founder of Code Studio, offers practiced insight on the relationship between planning and implementation, as well as guidance for a fulfilling career navigating the two.
Planning and Teaching in Southern California
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
Are Urban Planning Jobs Safe From Automation?
A dive into the concepts and methodologies producing current academic research into the effect of automation of jobs in the urban planning field.
Engaging, Then Planning, for Equity
The interdisciplinary work of the Kounkuey Design Initiative, led by executive director Chelina Odbert, and deeply committed to the homegrown potential of neighborhoods and communities.
Leadership in Urban Planning, After Two Successful Stints as a Planning Director
Peter Park is the director of Peter J. Park, LLC and a former planning director of Denver and Milwaukee. In this interview, Park shares insights from a career of leadership in though and action in the field of urban planning.
An Interview With New York Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
Does Urban Planning Require Passion?
Making better places is a core value for many planners, but don’t let a lack of passion stand between you and a strong career in planning.
Q&A: New Orleans Planning is 'Visionary within the Envelope of Feasibility'
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Jason Neville, senior planner for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority.
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.