Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Planetizen Radar

I just got back from our employee health fair. This is an annual event here at the City to increase health awareness among our employees. We enjoyed a lunch of hot dogs and baked potatoes (healthy?). It also had many booths and games to participate in. My favorite was the one that allowed you to shoot at pictures of directors with paint ball guns. I've got another meeting this afternoon to discuss some GIS analysis that was performed to find vacant land with unpaid taxes.

"Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more. Planetizen is read by a diverse array of people interested in the built and natural environments, and their interaction. Planetizen's audience includes professional urban planners, developers, architects, policy makers, educators, economists, civic enthusiasts and others from across the United States and around the world. Planetizen prides itself on covering a wide number of planning, design, and development issues, from transportation to global warming, architecture to infrastructure, housing and community development to historic preservation. We provide a forum for people across the political and ideological spectrum, ensuring a healthy debate on these and other important issues." Check it out at http://www.planetizen.com/.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Cyburbia (http://www.cyburbia.org) has had something similar for months, called "Buzz". Unfortunately, the site doesn't get the buzz that PN does.

http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/planning_and_urbanism
http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/cities_and_places
http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/transportation
http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/urbaneity

Unlike Radar, there is a direct link to the blog in every article. Syndicated articles are only retained for two weeks, so others don't get the impression that we're "splogging."

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