I recommend Robin King Cullen’s latest book “Mastering the Art of Planning. This book is a must read for planning students and graduates who are just embarking on their planning career.
Robin uses 100 stories recounted by a number of planning practitioners who talked about the highs and lows throughout their careers. Everything is covered from developing confidence in your own ability to give advice, to dealing with ethical issues.
Program Leader Regional and Urban Planning
University of the Sunshine Coast
“Mastering the Art of Planning – 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice”:
“This assemblage of on-the-job learning experiences from many practising planners offers an invaluable resource of grounded, thoughtful and ultimately empowering insights for all young – and even not-so-young – planners”
In presenting the Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award to “Mastering the Art of Planning – 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice” the Judges said:
“…an invaluable resource which will help to give new planners perspective and reassurance in confronting challenges…”
“…content and approach highly original and innovative..”
“…addresses early career anxieties and challenges in a very accessible, thoughtful and constructive way…”
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Category - Cutting Edge Research and Teaching
The judges were unanimous in their decision to present the Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Planning category to “Town Planning for Everyone.” Available online, this initiative provides a continuous link to both the planning community and the general public. The judges felt this web based service facilitates public interaction which is a priority for planning particularly during a time of significant growth.
“Town Planning for Everyone” went on to win the PIA National 2012 Award for Excellence in Planning (Promotion of Planning)
“Mastering the Art of Planning – 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice” is a terrific collection of reflections from planners across the country and from all walks, ages and disciplines within planning. I hope many students and individuals who may be seeking a career in planning access these reflections.
‘Mastering the Art of Planning – 100 Stories from Urban Planning Practice’ provides valuable insights on planning practice in Australia and is an essential reading for students embarking on the planning profession.’
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