Where I Have Previously Studied and Associated Research Institutes
ESAVANA is an initiative with UVA and Universities in South Africa and East Africa. I had the opportunity to be involved and participate in programs in rural South Africa in the summer of 2005. The program continues to expand and grow today!
Urban Planning Academic Groups
Urban Planning Professional Associations
Helpful Urban Planning News Sites
Blogs and Topical Urban Websites
This site is run by a professor or urban planning at University of Southern California. It focuses on urban related research and academic life in urban planning. It is a good read for Ph.D. students in planning and scholars. It often has tips on presentation style and writing for academics. It is good for a glimpse of what academic life is like.
This column is the go to place for advice on applying to and surviving a masters program in urban planning. Dr. Forsyth covers topics ranging from applications to positioning one’s self for internships or jobs after graduation. It is a great place to start for information on professional planning education.
Led by Tim Beatley, the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at UVA, one of the best sources of information on how to green cities and integrate nature into urban life.
Discovering Urbanism is written by Daniel Nairn, a former classmate of mine at University of Virginia. He is currently a planner in central Virginia. It is very well done and I highly recommend it!
The author of Urban Planning For Dummies and professor at Cleveland State University is chronicling plans from the 100 largest cities in America over the summer of 2013. The discussion is on his blog and on twitter – check the tag #100plans.
A blog by one of my Penn classmates who studies green infrastructure.
A classmate who works on veterinary medicine and environmental and food systems planning writes here occasionally.
Another classmate who writes on affordable housing and housing policy. The site started when he biked across the country to support and build affordable housing.