Just like any profession, there are the clockwatchers and there are clockmakers in urban planning. You can guess which ones are preferred, though I figure the clockwatchers would avoid this article like the plague. This article is intended for planners and aspiring professionals who want to up their game. Below is a list of tips that has worked for me...
Yes you read that right, 'Six Degrees of Planning' not 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'. If you're not familiar with the game, the object is to connect anyone (mostly actors/actresses) to Kevin Bacon in six connections or fewer. 'Six Degrees of Planning' is not connecting planners to Kevin Bacon, however you probably could through his father, famed Philadelphia Planning Commission Director Edmund Bacon. No, the object of the game is to connect urban planners to each other. How? You might ask. Well, you first need to add your branch to the Planner Family Tree, and encourage your planning friends and colleagues to do the same!
Planning Peeps recaps the best urban planning memes of 2018. It was hard to narrow it down to ten, but these were the most liked, shared, and commented on planning memes of the year!
One of the duties of government is to protect the individual’s right to their pursuit of the American dream. In many respects, this means providing a fair regulatory system that promotes the conditions favorable for economic vitality while balancing the goals and priorities of the community. Cities and towns are comprised of real property and city planners have a vested interest in the safe, orderly, and equitable use of real property.
Planning Peeps recently crossed the6,000 like mark (thanks)! So it is clear that we are doing something right which appeals to urban planners and urbanism enthusiasts. But we're not alone out there in the social media world. There are many other organizations and groups that deserve the attention of urban planners! Here are ten of our favorites:
The functionality of our residential neighborhoods is of great importance. Poor design can reduce transportation options and create unsafe conditions. Good design can increase efficiency of services and can foster a strong sense of place. Subdivisions often times must be approved if they comply with the jurisdiction's standards which takes a lot of discretion (if any) out of the approval process. Issues can arise when the standards are outdated and do not allow current best practices to be implemented.
There are many great personal qualities that urban planners have that directly translate into how they end up being the best dads! Here's five of them: