Claudia Kousoulas

Claudia has more than 25 years of experience as an urban planner with work ranging from staff reports, large-scale master plans, promotional pieces, and special topic technical reports. As an editor and publications manager she established agency standards and produced documents that were engaging and accurate, and that answered the questions of professional and lay readers. She has taught and lectured at the university level, at the State Department, and the National Building Museum. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia and is the author of Contemporary Architecture in Washington, D.C.

Writing for Planners: Documents that Work

This course reviews the different types of documents planners are called on to write—from one-page memos to complex master plans—and apply a simple writing approach that ensures the document's points are...

75 min AICP CM
Editing for Sense and Accuracy

This course reviews approaches and tools to make editing routine and useful. At the end of this course, you will know how and when to edit. You'll be able to set up a style sheet, apply it to a document,...

83 min AICP CM
Producing Engaging Documents

Learn to combine text and graphics into a coherent document. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify all the elements of a document, understand their purpose, and use them effectively.

77 min AICP CM
Blogging About Planning

In this course we will review how blogs are used as planning tools to educate and engage participants in community decisions. 

97 min AICP CM
Writing Master Plans, From Start to Finish

In this course you’ll learn how to approach a master plan—starting with concept development and community voice, and finishing with the mechanics of organizing and expressing ideas.

104 min AICP CM