“What’s up, doc?” Just about everyone knows this as popular cartoon character Bugs Bunny’s catchphrase. It is also what a few people have jokingly said to me after learning that I hold a doctorate in planning. [Read more…] about What’s Up, Doc in Planning?
It takes vision to plan and implement creative ideas to improve our communities. Vision as used here refers to a vivid, creative conception or anticipation of what could be. [Read more…] about Images, Instagram, and City Planning
“Any idiot can plan!” That is the response I have heard some critics and cynics give when asked what AICP stands for. [Read more…] about Any Idiot Can Plan?
In his book The Skillful Teacher (2006), Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield states: “Teaching is about making some kind of dent in the world so that the world is different than it was before you practiced your craft. [Read more…] about Teaching Planning and Policy: a First-Timer’s Perspective
Getty Center, Los Angeles – One of the most highly anticipated events of the year for architects, urban planners, developers, and investors, the Annual Sustainability Summit gathers these individuals to bring about and make known the new strides and efforts toward a more sustainability city here in Los Angeles. [Read more…] about 2012 Sustainability Summit
In the “old days,” you marketed your business or career by joining organizations, serving on boards and committees, socializing, advertising, and writing articles that got published. Many of us tried all but the last item because it was a major undertaking. Today, with the evolution of the internet, websites, blogs, and social media, the dynamics have changed. While the old in-person activities are still worthwhile pursuits, writing and publishing have become much easier, less expensive, and more worthwhile. [Read more…] about Marketing for Architects and Design Professionals Through Online Article Writing