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Job Ad – Planning Assoc., Alta PLanning & Design in LA

December 19, 2014 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

* Position Title:  Planning Associate
* Employer’s Name: Alta Planning + Design
* Job Location (City, State):  Los Angeles, CA
* Job description:

An understanding and knowledge of Alta, its culture and services, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries and deliver solutions which meet client expectations in a cost-effective manner is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.

The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:

  • Nurture and grow client and industry partner relationships and secure work in support of Alta’s growth goals.
  • Enhance Alta’s reputation as a trusted advisor and expert by educating clients and other relevant parties, and supporting solutions which will meet their business objectives.
  • Appropriately manage large, complex projects in a budget-conscious and time-sensitive manner.
  • Manage potentially large groups of staff

This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:

  • Passion for active living and non-motorized transportation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field of study.
  • Eight (8) or more of experience in a consulting environment or public entity; three (3) or more years as a Project Manager; three (3) or more years managing staff.
  • Experience in the field of active, non-motorized transportation. D
  • Demonstrated understanding of the planning process and a general understanding of project management principles, methods and techniques.
  • Ability to guide staff members and manage internal team expectations.
  • Exhibits strong initiative and ability to capitalize on opportunities to enhance Alta’s position in the marketplace.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, and multiple simultaneous projects involving cross-functional project teams within budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Excellent professional ethics, leadership skills, accountability, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and analytic skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, ESRI Arc GIS, or similar products.
  • Proficiency in an enterprise-wide resource planning and project management tool.

* Weblink for further information and to apply is            https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=896060

Job Ad for Asst. Prof. in Health & Community Development, UMASS-Boston

December 15, 2014 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Assistant Professor, College of Public and Community Service

University of Massachusetts Boston

 

The College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join an innovative undergraduate program in Health and Community Development, beginning September 1, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service in the areas of community economic and social development. Additional responsibilities include service learning outreach, creating community partnerships to facilitate interactive programming, and research. Experience in interdisciplinary teaching and research in a diverse, multicultural environment and online teaching are desirable.

 

The successful candidate should have a PhD (finished no later than August 2015) in such areas as Applied Economics, Health Economics, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, or Sociology, and the potential to develop a strong publication record and a program of funded research.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter that outlines your research interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online:

http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=54952.

 

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ccq9ry7

Job Ad – Asst. or Assoc. Prof in Planning at UMass-Boston

December 10, 2014 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning

University of Massachusetts Boston

The School for the Environment (SFE) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an outstanding academic at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Systems and Environmental Planning who will also serve as Director of the School’s new graduate program in Urban Planning and Community Development. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Urban Planning or a closely related field and a record of distinguished teaching, research, and public service or practice, as well as experience in academic program administration and interdepartmental collaboration. Highly desirable are teaching and research interests in working with urban communities. Also desirable are experience and knowledge in infrastructure, sustainable community development, and urban resilience planning, especially in coastal areas. Demonstrated success engaging with leaders of government, business and civic organizations and a capacity for bridging the fields of engineering, design, applied social sciences, public policy, and the environmental/ecological sciences are sought. The successful candidate will also be familiar with local governance, social justice and public participation.

The selected candidate will serve as Director of the Master’s in Urban Planning and Community Development, reporting to the Dean of the School for the Environment. The Director will have the opportunity to guide a new program, refine its vision, and be responsible for coordinating all activities including program administration, student recruitment and retention, faculty development and growth, curriculum design and development, and development of partnerships to advance programmatic goals in support of the University strategic plan as a means of advancing the School’s research, teaching, and service programs.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online at: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=55182.

Application review will begin in mid-December and continue until the position is filled. 

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/z9zj638

Fall 2014: Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

Fall 2014: Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

Fall 2014: Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

The Seventh Generation

  • Climate Change: Where are the Planners, Architects and
    Designers?
    by Tom Angotti

Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

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PN Roundtable Session at ACSP Conference in Philly- Don’t Miss It!

October 8, 2014 by Administrator in Announcements
PLANNERS NETWORK (1975 – ?): ADVOCACY PLANNING AND BEYOND

Saturday, November 1, 9:45am – 10:45am  (4377/552)

Co-Organizers: 

Moderator: 

Panel Participants:

Summer 2014: Progressive Planning at the Border

Summer 2014: Progressive Planning at the Border

Summer 2014: Progressive Planning at the Border

The Seventh Generation

Progressive Planning at the Border

  • PN 2014 in Ciudad Juárez, México: Thank you for Joining Us at the Border
    by María Teresa Vázquez Castillo
  • Progressive Planning at the Border
    by Peter Marcuse
  • The Right to the City: Strategic Approach for the Post-2015 and the Habitat III Global Agendas
    by Lorena Zárate
  • Right to the City In New York City: Race, Militarization of Public Spaces and Community Control
    by Tom Angotti
  • La Figura del Peatón en la Planificación de la Movilidad en Ciudad Juárez
    by Frida Landa Rivera
  • Planeación Participativa: Mejoramiento Barrial y Cambio Social
    by Leticia Peña Barrera
  • Defending U.S. worker rights: Can we learn from Latin America’s “Third Left”?
    by Marie Kennedy, Chris Tilly
  • Fuerza Valpo! Solidarity, Resistance, and Recovery In the Wake of Valparaíso Fires
    by Emily Achtenberg
  • Crowdfunding Community Projects: A Transformative Community Development Tool and a Liability for Social Justice and Government Responsibility
    by Liz Treutel
  • On Ethics and Economics
    by Kanishka Goonewardena

Book Review

  • Burlington Development Director Recounts History
    by Pierre Clavel

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Spring 2014: Planning Across Borders

Spring 2014: Planning Across Borders

Spring 2014: Planning Across Borders

The Seventh Generation

  • Transbordering Planning
    by Clara Irazábal

Planning Across Borders

  • Santa Fe: Mexico City’s Challenged Megaproject
    by María Moreno-Carranco
  • Conservation and Inequalities in Tanzanian Maasailand
    by Mohammad Sarfaraz Gani Adnan, Barsha Chitrakar, Kartini Kasmuri and Genevieve Wasser
  • Cusco: City of Memory
    by Miriam Chion
  • The Buffer Zone in Nicosia: Border or Bridge Space?
    by Alyssa Juday, Maria Pia Giraudo, Chiara Pirro, Giulio Mandrillo, and Francesca Femenias
  • PNC 2014: Planning at the Borders
  • Protest of Gentrification and Eviction Technologies in San Francisco
    by Manissa McCleave Maharawal
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s Park Legacy: Destination Parks
    by Boris Suchkov
  • Street Harassment: Old Issue, Ongoing Struggle, New Movement
    by Nina M. Flores
  • Spaces of Resistance and Creativity: The 15M Barcelona Encampment
    by Silvano De la Llata
  • Community Design and Post-Disaster Recovery after Japan’s Tsunami
    by Tamiyo Kondo
  • Enforcing Social Justice through the Code of Ethics: How Planners Network Can Make it Happen
    by Jeffrey S. Lowe

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Winter 2014: New York City after Bloomberg

Winter 2014: New York City after Bloomberg

Winter 2014: New York City after Bloomberg

The Seventh Generation

  • Don’t Believe the Hype about Mike – Oops, I Mean Bill
    by Tom Angotti

New York City after Bloomberg

  • The Monumental Myths of Michael Bloomberg
    by Dan Steinberg
  • The Life and Death of Low-Income Co-ops in New York City
    by Oksana Mironova
  • The Invisible Bicyclists (Hint: you’re not a white man!)
    by Dorothy Le and Helen Ho
  • For a City Free of Gender Violence
    by Marly Pierre-Louis
  • Creating a City Wide Afterschool Initiative to Prioritize Diverse Learning Experiences over Test Prep
    by Tal Bar-Zemer
  • Homes for All
    by Picture the Homeless Housing Committee
  • A Just Code of Ethics for Planners: A Priority for Planners Network
    by Peter Marcuse
  • What is Consistent with the Public Interest? Rethinking Planning Ethics for the 21st Century
    by Harley Etienne
  • Planning Withers Away in Crisis-ridden Greece
    by Reggie Modlich with Dina Vaiou, Rena Klabatsea, Maria Markou, Irini Micha, Thanos Pagonis, and Fereniki Vatavali
  • Labor-Community Coalitions Beat the Odds in the Philippines
    by Jacqueline Leavitt
  • NIMBYs or Concerned Citizens? Responding to Shale Oil and Gas Development
    by Susan Christopherson and Ned Rightor
  • Many Hands Together Make a Home: The Co-Production of Tiny Houses
    by Sijia Zhang, Noah Phillips, Riley Balikian, Giri Venkataramanan, and Alfonso Morales
  • A Knowledge Worker-Low Wage Worker Coalition in Ithaca, New York
    by Pierre Clavel
  • The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World
    Reviewed by Anthony Schuman

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Planners Network Conference 2014

April 7, 2014 by nrantisi in Announcements, Conferences

The 2014 Planners Network Conference, Planning at the Borders, will take place June 5-7 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Abstracts proposing pre-organized sessions, workshops, individual presentations, posters, or social documentation should be submitted before April 10, 2014 at: pnconference2014@gmail.com. Preference will be given to participatory sessions.

For more information visit http://plannersnetwork2014.wordpress.com/

Fall 2013: Community and Labor: Synergies, Frictions, and Innovations

Fall 2013 Community and Labor: Synergies, Frictions, and Innovations

Fall 2013 Community and Labor: Synergies, Frictions, and Innovations

The Seventh Generation

  • Can labor and community learn to dance together? by Marie Kennedy & Chris Tilly

General

Food

Space/Land Use

  • Labor and Community in Land Use Planning: The New York Hotel Trades’ Council “Special Permit” Campaign by Ian Thomas MacDonald
  • Construction Unions, After Years of Support for Atlantic Yards Megaproject, Finally Face Squeeze by Norman Oder

Education

Latin America

  • Constructing Alliances to Defend Dignity!: Miners and Community Work Together in Northern Mexico by Alejandra Ancheita
  • Uniendo lo que el Capital Divide: Labor-community unite in an unequal Northern Greater Buenos Aires by Rodolfo Elbert

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