If you happen to stumble onto this page in the next little while, please bear with me. I’m making some changes in preparation for a re-launch in the near future.
Update: Unfortunately Mapfrappe is no more. It’s a double whammy this week, with a new blog post and the return of Cool Tools. This week we’re looking at Map Frappe (http://mapfrappe.com/). This is an awesome tool that allows you to easily compare the size of two areas. This is not a tool I use all that often, … More Cool Tools # 4
I recently had a very interesting conversation with a Planning student. We’ll call him John – not for anonymity, but because I forgot his name (I’m a jerk like that). Anyways, John is about to graduate and is concerned that his unique skillset may not translate to a career in Planning. You see, John is … More Once Upon a Time: Planner as Story-Teller
Hey, remember me? I used to write posts here. My apologies. I went away on Paternity Leave and … ahhh, never mind, no excuses. I’m planning to provide regular updates again, but they’ll be spread out a bit more than before. I’ve exhausted most of the topics I wanted to write about and unless you … More Copy and Paste, Or How to Think Outside the Text Box
If you’re not a ‘people person,’ you may want to pursue a different career! As Planners, our responsibility is to represent the public interest or the ‘greater good,’ which means working with the public throughout (most) projects. While public involvement varies (based on project scope, budget, location, etc.), most projects have at least three meetings with … More Public Consultation: Say Hello to the Bad Guy!
This is not a question I get asked often by students (because that’s rude), but it’s something I know they’re wondering. I know because I was a student once, and I really wondered about this. While I’m obviously not going to tell you how much I earn (again, none of your business), I did touch … More I Want to be an Urban Planner… What Will My Salary Be?
I’ve touched on proposals in a few other posts, but this week I thought I’d go into a little more detail. As a new Planner, helping to prepare proposals is a bit of a rite of passage, and you may find this takes up the majority of your time until you become more involved in … More The P Word…