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    Best magazine/reading material to learn about planning?

    What is the best magazine/reading material to find out about the urban planning field?
    Is there such magazine that shows what is being done by urban planners? I really would like to understand the field in detail before I actually consider applying to graduate schools in urban planning. THANKS FOR all the help!!

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    Planning Magazine is a good resource, which can be found at the APA's website, www.planning.org .

    Outside of that, there are many other magazines that indirectly discuss the field of planning like the Urban Land Institutes stuff... http://www.uli.org/ResearchAndPublic...UrbanLand.aspx

    You can always get information on certain planning movements like new urbanism as well through specific publications... good luck.
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    I like the New Urban News from the CNU and ULI puts out a very nice magazine called Urban Land.
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    I really like the Planetizen website (not really a magazine, but a site that post planning articles from around the country) and citiwire.net. APA's site is doing something similar with a 'newsfeed' of planning articles on its front page.
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    Planning is hit or miss. Urban Land is usually good. Preservation is another favorite, although a bit specialized. There are many good newsletters and publications from organizations around the country, often dealing with specific topics or addressing a specific region.
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