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.
http://www.planning.org/divisions/federal//employment.htm

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 
http://www.rileyguide.com/public.html