FW: Planetizen Press Advisory - Radar
- X-post. This from a colleague might be of interest to Carfree Cities.
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From: Mike Beazley <M.J.Beazley@...>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 11:00:32 +0100
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Conversation: Planetizen Press Advisory - Radar
Subject: FW: Planetizen Press Advisory - Radar
A potentially useful source to keep up to date on US planning and
From: Planning Educators Electronic Mail Network
[mailto:PLANET@...]On Behalf Of Chris Steins
Sent: 30 August 2006 15:19
Subject: Planetizen Press Advisory - Radar
URBAN PLANNING PRESS ADVISORY
RADAR 2.0: URBAN ISSUES NEWS UPDATED 24/7
Planetizen's new web news catcher provides up-to-the-minute
updates urban planning, design, and development issues.
August 30, 2006 -- Planetizen, the leading news and
information website for the urban planning and development
community, launched a new version of its web-based news
aggregator called Radar.
Radar automatically collects news and information from
selected syndicating sources, including popular blogs and
influential websites, and categorizes them for easy browsing
and searching. The archive of stories, which is updated
around the clock, provides a snapshot of the hot topics being
discussed on the web - allowing visitors to see what other
readers think is important or interesting.
"We wanted a tool that made it easy to find and search
through all the planning, design, and development related
news and opinions on the Web" said Abhijeet Chavan, one of
the co-founders of Planetizen.
Radar's tag links, which provide visual cues to users about
the popularity of a particular topic or category, are one of
the useful features of the new version of the site.
"If there are a lot of recent posts about historic
preservation in Columbus, Ohio, Radar will highlight links
to those categories" remarked Chavan.
For users that are looking for more specific information,
Radar also allows users to filter stories by source - be it
from a blog, a traditional media site, or an academic or
non-profit organization. The archive of stories is also fully
searchable by geography, topic, or keyword. Radar is updated
every 15 minutes.
You can see Radar in action by visiting
Christian Peralta, Managing Editor
Planetizen: The Urban Planning and Development Network
Planetizen (plan-NET'-a-zen) is a public-interest information
exchange provided for the urban planning, design, and
development community. It is a one-stop source for urban
planning news, commentary, announcements, book reviews, jobs,
events, and more.
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