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Launching (and Relaunching) Your Planning Career

The planning profession offers many types of work in support of important public objectives, so planners face many choices about launching and re-launching their careers. This course is based on the idea that planners are most effective when their jobs are well-matched with their characteristics and goals. We will discuss everything that a prospective or junior planner needs to know to chart a fulfilling career.

62 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Early Career Strategies for Successful Planning Practice

This course is for planners with a few years of practice under their belts and looking to become more effective in their careers and derive greater satisfaction from their work.

60 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Working From Home for Planners

The future of work and the future of education are location independent, and we’re all better off because of it. This course focuses on general remote work tips and three remote work topics at the forefront of urban planners' minds as working from home becomes a new normal in the field of urban planning: productivity, teamwork, and public meetings.

51 Mins
AICP CM

Working in Teams

Learn two key frameworks around team dynamics and think critically about how they can be applied effectively at work.

64 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Planning Ethics

The work of planning for communities is rooted in values, often unexpressed, about the role of government in working for a better future. This course reviews the expectations expressed in the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and then explores the application of the code in a number of planning ethics case studies. This conversation about building and sustaining an ethical planning organization sets out to define what makes an ethical planning organization and describes steps that planners can take to improve the ethical climate of their organizations.

157 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

How to Speak

In developing the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, urban planners should follow a series of simple rules, guidelines, and heuristics. In this course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Patrick Winston shares what urban planners need to know to improve their communication skills.

65 Mins
AICP CM
Free

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

Urban planners and urban designers are interested in building places that embody beauty and hope. In this course, Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP, presents free urban design software tools that can help urban planners and urban designers visualize changes in the built environment to support the overarching goal of creating better places.

59 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

City Dreamers

The film "City Dreamers," directed by Joseph Hillel and released in 2018, tells the story of four women designers who worked to shape North American cities throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century.

81 Mins
AICP CM
Film

Introduction to Smart Cities

This course explores the characteristics and the challenges of smart cities, as well as the potential opportunities for a smart cities approach within the urban design and urban planning fields. This course also discusses the drivers and the essential technologies in a smart city.

47 Mins
AICP CM
SACPLAN CPD

Introduction to City Planning 1: Ancient Times to the Modern Age (7,500 BC to 1900)

Understand the history of urban planning through the context of the development of the earliest cities. Learn about key developments, innovations, and debates in early city planning and apply an analytic lens to the birth of the modern city.

53 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A
SACPLAN CPD

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