Step up to the virtual soapbox and express your urban planning ideas. PLANetizen, an on-line
planning news source, (http://www.planetizen.com) welcomes submissions of original Op-Ed columns
that address contemporary urban planning and development issues. View previous Op-Eds at
1. The article should be controversial, exploratory or push the envelope for conventional planning.
2. The editorial should address an issue relevant to urban planning and development. Appropriate
topics include, but are not limited to: Land use, transportation, technology, urban design, real
estate development, economic development and the environment.
3. The article cannot be blatantly self promotional, although your biography and photograph will
appear at the end of the article.
4. The article should be between 500 and 800 words.
If you are interested in writing an Op-Ed column, please send a brief summary of your idea and
biography indicating why you are qualified to write on this topic to Scott Smith -
C. Scott Smith
Urban and Regional Planning
School of Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine