As a Planner, you’ll be quoting a lot of policy documents, which means lots of copying and pasting from PDFs. Unfortunately, copying from a PDF often breaks up each line when pasted into another program (i.e. Word or InDesign). I know when someone in the office is doing this, because you here the same key pattern over and … More Cool Tools # 3: Text Fixer(s)
Here’s something no one tells you in school. After years of being a Planner, all the technical words you use at the office will creep into your everyday vocabulary… and best of all, you won’t even notice you’re talking like some weird Planning robot (though your friends/spouse will surely remind you). It makes sense. Planners … More This Right-of-Way Sure Could use a Mid-block Crossing: Or, How to Talk Like a Planner
As a Planner, a big part of my job is creating plans (shocking, right?). Whether I’m preparing a secondary plan, a master plan, a mobility hub study, etc. the end result is a pretty picture that shows buildings, streets, parks, trails, etc. at varying levels of detail. When I first started working, the thought of … More So, How Do I Make One of Those Cool Master Plans?
Previously, we looked at a typical day at the office for a Planner. If the thought of sitting at your desk all day makes you shudder, you’re in luck… As a Planner, you’ll have lots of opportunities to get out and about. Here’s a few: Meetings – Meetings are the most common respite from the … More All Work and No Play Makes Matt a Dull Boy
For me, one of the scariest things about job hunting is the horror stories about resume fielding. We’ve all read about employers who throw out resumes because they’re stapled wrong, they use Times New Roman font, etc. While I wish I could say these stories are false, there’s some merit to them. The competition is … More Before You Submit That Resume…
No new posts until Wednesday, but I just thought I’d point out the fancy new logo on your right (or somewhere else, bottom maybe, if you’re reading on your phone). I’m thinking about experimenting with a few variations, so bear with me if it looks different every time you visit – for a little while anyways.
I’ve never had a student ask me this, but it’s something that I always wondered when I was in school – do I really need Planning theory? In both my undergraduate and graduate degree, I took multiple theory courses. As a grad student I TA’d twice for a first year Planning Theory course. So its … More Do I Really Need Planning Theory?