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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
5:47 pm
[deadskinmask666]
First post!
Hello everyone.

My name is Kristy and i joined this community today. I am enrolling in the Urban Planning and Regional Analysis program at Buffalo State College next spring. Right now I am finishing up my general education requirements for SUNY, but i figured this community might help me with any questions I might have along the way. It is great to see others interested in this field!!
Saturday, March 4th, 2006
7:00 pm
[lubaya]
I'm searching for discourse that has taken place between scholars about the works of Jane Jacobs, particularly that great classic "The Life and Death of Great American Cities." Are there any particular people who have criticized and/or defended her, and have responded to articles by one another? I'm at a loss in my research and I really hope there's something like this out there.

Please email me if you can give me any pointers. I would appreciate it soooo much. Thank you!!!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
11:58 am
[julymale]
Habitat JAM
Hey folks, This might be of an interest to you, if you don't know about it already: http://www.habitatjam.com/index.php
"As part of the preparations for the third session of the World Urban Forum, the Government of Canada in partnership with UN-HABITAT is sponsoring this 72-hour internet event. From December 1-3, 2005, the Habitat JAM will gather your input and add it to thousands of others to turn ideas into actions for the Vancouver World Urban Forum agenda and influence the Forum's content."
Friday, October 7th, 2005
12:21 pm
[lubaya]
Seeking serial bibliography
Can anyone of you point me in the direction of a good serial bibliography for transportation pertaining to Asia? Please & thank you :)
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
3:06 pm
[mobiletash]
Hi I was hoping someone here might have some interest in urbanisation. I have been looking for the rate of Urbanisation for Korea and Australia for 2005, but seem to be getting nowhere.
Otherwise if you could send me a link regarding urbanisation rate would be a great help for me.
Thank you so much!
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
4:20 pm
[chiaranatale]
Documentary Film Schools in NYC
Hello! I'm not sure if this is the right place, but you all seem to be using this journal to ask questions about graduate programs. I'd like to talk to anyone who knows anything about the New School University Media Studies program and Hunter College's graduate program.

Please email me at cfrost@slc.edu . I am a senior at Sarah Lawrence in Westchester county. Thanks so much!

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
5:08 am
[spnut1979]
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Sunday, April 17th, 2005
4:49 pm
[tflyon]
so I have been watching this group for a while, commenting to some of you, and generally just hanging around. I have just recently made myself a member of this community so I figured a formal introduction was in order. I am currently finishing my undergrad in American Studies at U. Buffalo, and Applying to a Masters of Urban Planning. I have had the opportunity to visit and speak with some of the faculty and staff of Cornell's architecture school. Hopefully I will learn allot from fellow students of planning, thank you for your time in allowing me to say hello.

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
4:58 pm
[malevichs_moog]
graduate programs.
So, I applied to graduate schools for planning a few months back and now that I've gotten in to some of those schools, I am faced with the tough choice of deciding which one is best. I was hoping people here might be able to give me insight into the schools and programs (and surrounding areas, too) beyond what they say on their webpages. The schools are Cornell, Tufts, Columbia, UPenn, Albany, UToronto, and Pratt. I'm kind of leaning towards Penn, but I'm really not sure. Thank you all in advance for your help.

David
Wednesday, December 1st, 2004
1:18 am
[loveisa4ltrword]
theory paper
Hi,
I'm in an urban planning master's program. I'm currently working on a paper that askes "will mixed-income communities alleviate tghe affects of concentrated poverty"?

does anyone have any article or book reccomendations? thanks for the help.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
10:42 pm
[jobu27]
are there planning magazines?

Current Mood: awake
Friday, June 4th, 2004
2:56 pm
[_viva]
new
New member, thought I'd just post and say hi and a little about me and my planning interest. I'm a student in Australia, currently studying a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, a 4 year course which I'm 2 and a bit years through. Impossible to get bored with it, most fantastic range of subjects and experience. Hoping to do a big block of (compulsory) work experience before the year is out and get a job by next year, 90% of people who do the course end up working in planning sectors before they graduate, because there's a such a shortage of planners in down under, so works well for me :)

I'll just hang around and check out everyone else's opinions, experience and knowledge on here from time to time, nothing like a bit of perspective. Glad I found this, change from having to explain what exactly urban planning is in a drone of sentences to people who've never heard of it before, which I find a bit sad, before I undertook it never realised how undervalued and important a field it is!
Monday, April 5th, 2004
3:36 am
[tardbug]
Hi Everyone
Hi I just joined this community and I figured I should introduce myself.
ah hem: Hi I am just finishing my first year of planning at the university of Waterloo in Waterloo Ontario. I hope to specialize in Land development planning, primarily because that seems like the most interesting, and I really want to live in the city... I say blah to the country. Anyway, I want to someday move to the UK and be a planner or a lawyer there. Anyway, my approach to urban design is up. I mean way up... the future of planning is in the business of skyscrapers :) It is the most environmentally viable solution and it has limitless possibilities :)

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, March 25th, 2004
11:19 am
[lauren3113]
Can one anyone help me?
I am currently working on a project for my Urban Studies senior seminar class and I need some information about urban universities and their redevelopment stratagies in blighted areas. does anyone have any good infomration about this topic? I've looked in journals and mostly all I find is articles on service learning, please help! :o)


thank you
lauren
Tuesday, January 27th, 2004
4:01 pm
[lauren3113]
Hello
Hi there my name is Lauren, I'm a senior Geography and Urban Studies Major at Temple Univeristy in Philadelphia. I saw this community and decided to join, if any of you have ?'s about Temple's program feel free to ask. As an undergrad I am required to take some grad classes so I know a lot about both programs.Not sure about grad school yet, since I have taken so many grad classes but if I did I would have to go to Univ. Of Pennsylvania, who knows. I also don't know about planning as a career, soo much work not enough pay......who knows
Sunday, January 11th, 2004
12:39 am
[jobu27]
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
What school can I go to to get a MASTERS in urban studies/planning?

Current Mood: awake
Friday, November 21st, 2003
2:04 pm
[krustacean]
Hi everyone. I am new to the community.

My name is Kristina, and I am an architectural designer in Florida, who has started to consider to pursue a master in urban planning.

can anyone suggest any books on urban planning? not an idealized version of the profession, but a realistic view on what tasks an urban planner might do on a day to day basis?

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, July 16th, 2003
3:15 pm
[chavastar]
affordable housing
Hey!
I'm an Urban Studies kid at Wellesley College/ MIT...
but I'm currently working at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. I'm designing a symposium on affordable housing, and we have a few topics and a big list of names... but
who are your favorite affordable housing specialists? why?

sorry to be so lame.
i hope my friends never see this post and don't give me shit about it.
Tuesday, July 1st, 2003
12:57 pm
[malevichs_moog]
rent control and gentrification
I am working on a paper about the effects that gentrification has on the availibility of affordable housing stock. I need a few more sources to use, and perhaps a few articles on what happened in Boston after rent control was abolished. I was wondering if anyone could help me out? Thank you all for whatever suggestions you may have.

David
Saturday, June 21st, 2003
12:15 am
[valancyjane]
poke, poke ... anyone out there?
How about some movement in this community?

I don't think I ever officially introduced myself, so hi, everyone ... I'm 26 and live in North Carolina. Currently I'm a newspaper copy editor (my undergrad major was journalism, with some side work in urban studies) but I am leaning toward public policy or advocacy work. I have too many opinions to be objective all day!

I am considering two main paths: staying in journalism, but working in the advocacy press; or leaving journalism entirely and going to law school. UNC-Chapel Hill has a dual-degree program in law and public affairs, and I think that would prepare me for a multitude of careers.

The trouble is, if I were to leave journalism, I'm not sure exactly what I'd want to do! And I've got a little too much debt to make a major change without knowing what I want to do next. So I'm still in the thinking-it-over phase.

How about anyone else? If you're still in school or in a job-search phase, what kind of jobs are you thinking about? And how did you come to that conclusion?∫
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