Sponsored content from Nexus at University of Michigan Engineering. Students joined in person and online for the first Scenario Planning for Urban Futures course, where they learned from Robert Goodspeed, PhD.
Understanding the barriers to diverse planners' recruitment, retention, promotion, and leadership. How employers can promote a welcoming environment and encourage access to opportunities for career growth.
Mark Hinshaw reflects back on a 40-year career in urban planning. Aging, dealing with a layoff, and not ready to retire, Mark had to get creative to find a soft landing to close out his long-tenured career.
A Guide for the Idealist: Rick Willson, FAICP, offers an original framework for decision-making in the planning process. Using reflection on choices considering types of information, and analysis tools, as well as addressing the values served and the planners interactions with the public and elected officials.
A Guide for the Idealist post from Rick Willson, FAICP expands on the process of reflection in practice as it works both at the moment and after the fact. Action is on a scale that can go from listening to forgiving. Release refers to letting go of personal expectations and doing one's best without the guarantee of the outcome.
Learn how organizations are translating EDI values into actionable initiatives. Los Angeles and Denver, among others, are taking steps to promote diversity and equity. It also provides tips for expanding EDI efforts in small businesses and highlights WSP's global diversity focus.
Uncovering JAPA: A survey of Black and Latinx planning students found that the students experienced different levels of discrimination depending on their citizenship status, race/ethnicity, nationality, and citizen status. Participants did not believe that planning education was allowing students to develop the skills to be culturally sensitive planners.
The pandemic has caused a delay in the job search processes, leaving many challenges for recent grads and job seekers. In this Guide for the Idealist post, get ideas on how to keep moving forward with optimism.
A "Guide for the Idealist" blog post: An important career management ability is to see circumstances and issues through your supervisor’s eyes. They are not only managing you, they are managing a process.