Category: Planning, Urbanism, Development

RT @PrologueDC: Another plug for “A Right to the City,” the exhibition at the Anacostia Community Museum: don’t miss it. And, meanwhile, you can read about it in this great article.

“When I say planner, you think extension.”

Planners do not work in isolation and as a professional you will interact regularly with solicitors, urban designers, architects and surveyors qualified in varying disciplines, such as specialist markets and regeneration. Furthermore, due to the very public nature of planning you will be exposed to journalists, local councillors and the general public at varying stages throughout the planning, public engagement and appeals process. Private planners also work alongside planners in the public sector. Every planning application made by a private planner is submitted to the local councils planning authority and is assessed on its appropriability in relation to its context. The council will then either approve (with or without conditions) or refuse the planning application. There are opportunities to appeal decisions made by local planning authorities (if you disagree with the result) either at a local planning committee or in some cases by appealing to the Secretary of State for Housing and Communities and the Planning Inspectorate.

From Nov 17: [#RoughlySpeaking @DanRodricks @BaltimoreSun] What Baltimore data — from birth rates to block parties — says about the city @bniajfi via @PodcastAddict