Its that time of the year again when hundreds of planning students complete their training and embark on their first gigs. We have identified five things that noob planners should consider as they navigate the ebbs and flows of their early careers.
Quite literally a giveaway. We're happy to bring to you the ability to print your own Cards Against Urbanity deck just in time for the holidays! Print some out and have some fun at your office holiday parties. We're also happy to announce that those that brought you CAU are finalizing a new planning app that we'll share with you when we get the go ahead! If you just want to buy a set, contact Cards Against Urbanity, they still have a few left!
Cards (recommend printing double-sided on 65 lb card stock)
Planners are storytellers and are always looking for ways to effectively communicate plans, regulations, and other sometimes complex concepts and ideas. Included in our planner toolbox are a number of graphic tools that we feel can be utilized by planners to help better communicate with their audiences. We've highlighted some of them below:
Nature recently published an interesting article that discussed what some cities are doing to stay cool amid the changing climate. Many of the examples come from large cities that are utilizing green roofs (rooves?). Anyways, while that’s all fine and dandy, most planners do not work for these select few cities nor do we work in jurisdictions that are always receptive of policies overtly geared towards mitigating climate change. What can we do that will have an impact, any impact on reducing climate change?