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Urban Design, Transport, and Health

The Lancet medical journal published a series of articles that explore how to evaluate and guide urban planning decisions to create healthy and sustainable cities. Live long and prosper!

May 20, 2022 - The Lancet - Urban Design, Transport, and Health

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29 Resources for Onboarding New Planning Employees

New hires are the focus of the Great Reshuffle. While it's tempting to focus on tasks, a balanced onboarding program should also explain how a planning agency's values and policies align with theory and practice. Here are 29 conversation starters.

March 22, 2022 - Pete Sullivan

Conference Hall

Uncertain Times for Trade Shows and Conferences

Expecting a dark winter, conferences are being canceled worldwide, putting millions of jobs at risk.

November 10, 2020 - Cities of the Future

New York City Coronavirus

Envisioning the Post-Pandemic City

The coronavirus has upended urban life, but it also provides an opportunity to look to new and innovative redesign of cities in the future.

October 11, 2020 - The Guardian

Wall Street

Lessons from the Last Housing Crisis: How to Get Control of Properties

How to keep affordable apartments and single-family homes out of the hands of institutional investors if the coronavirus pandemic leads to a giant wave of evictions and foreclosures.

September 29, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

Coronavirus

States Use CARES Act Funds to Keep Renters Afloat

More than a dozen states are using Community Development Block Grant funding from the CARES Act to fund emergency rental and mortgage assistance programs.

September 11, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

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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.

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.