Planning Practice


Pandemic, Equity Dominate 2020 Planning News

Even with the world shut down, many California planning issues continued to be debated online, fought over in court, enacted in city halls, and realized on the ground. And yet, racial equity and the pandemic are the defining stories of 2020.

December 16, 2020 - California Planning & Development Report


Planning Work Continues (Remotely) Amid Pandemic

While cities may be shut down, city planners have not turned off the lights. Planning departments around California, which is mostly on lockdown, have resorted to working from home. Long-range planning could even benefit.

March 25, 2020 - California Planning & Development Report

Urban Planning Model

Is There Science in Planning?

A survey of planning offices in the United States reveals an important dynamic of professional practice.

October 24, 2018 - Edward J. Jepson Jr.

American Planning Association 2015

Don't Miss the Call for Proposals for the 2019 National Planning Conference

The 2019 National Planning Conference will introduce new tracks in Housing, Community and Economic Development; International, Comparative and Global Planning; Small Town and Rural Planning; and Academic and Professional Research.

June 2, 2018 - Bruce Stiftel

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.