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Friday Fun: All the Colors of the U.S. Transit Rainbow

An intrepid grad student at MIT created a graphic that shows off the color palettes of U.S. and Canadian transit lines.

March 31, 2017 - Next City

Graphic Reveals Cardinal Orientation of Street Grids

Seth Kadish says he was born with an innate sense of direction. As such, he appreciates street grids oriented to cardinal directions. The phenomena interested him enough to create a graphic that visualizes the orientation of 12 urban areas.

March 26, 2014 - Visual Statistix

What's in a name? Google may have the answer

<p> Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with  <a href="http://trends.google.com">Google Trends</a> which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google&#39;s impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries. </p>

December 17, 2010 - Abhijeet Chavan

Representing and Understanding the City Graphically

Columnist Jeanne Haffner goes hands-on to learn how graphic representation is used in the day-to-day work of planning.

February 19, 2010 - Next American City

Skills in Planning: The Planning Portfolio

<p class="MsoNormal"> With the return to prominence of physical planning and increasing use of GIS, planning students are becoming interested in developing portfolios of their work. This blog entry provides tips for this process exploring why portfolios are useful, who they are aimed at, and how to design the portfolio. It provides many of the resources needed to design your own! </p>

November 30, 2008 - Ann Forsyth

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

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The best of the Internet—since 2002.

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.