Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Planning magazines recommended by Chris Steins
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Chris Steins is editor of Planetizen, a magazine of urbanism. He says there´s a lot of on line information about urbanism, but he recommends the following printed magazines (to take them into account):
Next American Cities
Next American City's goal is to take a fresh look at what's happening in cities across the country and examine how and why cities are changing.
Self-described as a "collaboration of people, businesses and nonprofits pushing the world forward," Good's 'live well and do good' ethos comes through in the tone and outstanding selection of articles in the magazine.
It examines contemporary life through design — architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.
This beautifully designed Canadian magazine explores the joys and obstacles of today's urban landscape, focusing on building healthy, sustainable, and vibrant cities.
Published since 2000, Dwell focuses primarily on architecture and product design, as exemplified by the magazine's tagline, "At home in the modern world."
Planning is the monthly magazine of the American Planning Association, the professional association representing the field of city and regional planning in the United States.
Urban Land is the monthly magazine of the Urban Land Insitute, a nonprofit membership association which provides leadership in the responsible use of land and development.
Free to practicing architects, the magazine offers architecture news, features, business and technology advice, continuing education, building product reviews, and other resources for architects. Despite the apparent focus on architecture, issues regularly have interesting planning content.
Land Lines primarily reports on programs and reports sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a private operating foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of public debate and decisions in the areas of land policy and land-related taxation in the United States and around the world.
American City and County
Publishing since 1909, the American City & County covers a wide range of infrastructure, public safety, public administration, public works, technology and water issues in a semi-promotional style.
City Limits covers New York's civic life, with an emphasis on affordable and safe housing, environmentally sound neighborhoods, violence-free communities, open space, quality and effective education, good wage jobs with benefits, the right to equal protection under the law, and the pursuit of healthy living and wellness.
The City Journal calls itself the nation's premier urban-policy magazine. During the Giuliani Administration, the magazine served as an idea factory as the then-mayor revivified New York City, becoming, in the words of the New York Post, “the place where Rudy gets his ideas.”
New Urban News
Published since 1996, New Urban News provides news and information for professionals and lay people with a strong interest in the New Urbanism.
The Planning Report
Published since 1988, The Planning Report is considered the "insider's guide to planning", and features interviews with civic leaders in Southern California about planning policy, energy use, land use, real estate development, legislation, infrastructure, transportation, and civic engagement.
California Planning and Development Report
Published since 1986, the California Planning & Development Report is regarded as an authoritative periodical on planning, development, legislative, and legal issues involved in the process of planning and development in California.
Planning Commissioners Journal
Now in its 19th year, the Planning Commissioners Journal is designed for citizen planners, including members of local planning commissions and zoning boards.
The Architect´s Newspaper
With three editions (East, West, MidWest), The Architect's Newspaper provides coverage of the latest projects and commissions, unfolding politics and debate, and cultural developments related to architecture, rounded out by a mix of topical essays, columns, project analyses, firm profiles, interviews, product reviews, and a fun "in-the-know" gossip column. Articles regularly address planning, as well as architecture topics.
Progressive Planning is published by the Planners Network, an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning, and who advocate change in political and economic systems.
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