Urban Studies & Planning

  • Los Angeles skyline
  • Collage of Urban Studies events/map of Los Angeles
  • San Diego skyline
  • Urban Studies & Planning full-time faculty
  • Aerial view of CSUN campus

Books and Other Resources

Becoming an Urban Planner: A Guide to Careers in Planning and Urban Design.  
(2010). By Michael Bayer, Nancy Grank, and Jason Valerius.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons. ISBN 978-0470-27863-5. 320 pp. $45.00.

Federal Planning Division – A division of the American Planning Association.  Guide 
to jobs for planners in the federal government.

Insider’s Guide to Careers in Urban Planning.  (2009). By Tim Halbur and Nate Berg.   
Los Angeles, CA: Urban Insight.  ISBN 978-0-9789329-4-7. 117 pp. $24.95. 

Jobs and Careers With Nonprofit Organizations: Profitable Careers With Nonprofits. 
(1998). by Krannich liRon. Impact Publications. ISBN 978-1570230844. 256 pp. $36.80.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: Urban and Regional Planners (.pdf) by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Washington, DC. http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/print.pl/oco/ocos057.htm

The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in the Nonprofit Sector (A Harvard Business School Career Guide). (2000). by Stephanie Lowell. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press. ISBN 978-1578512317.  128 pp.   

The Riley Guide: Jobs in Public Service & Administration