5 Reasons Why You Should Subscribe to the “Being A Planner” Tumblr

Being A Planner is:

1. Relevant

There are always up-to-date issues and laws being made fun of.

2. Educational

If I don’t get a joke, I google it, learn about the topic/concept/law/theory/jargon/common misconception, read the post again, laugh. And then I repeat too many times to be proud of. Seriously- I’d know nothing about TIGER if it wasn’t for this tumblr. (PS: What a terrible logo for a federal program, huh? Click the link to see.)

3. Funny

I mean, it’s Tumblr. If you find serious stuff on Tumblr that’s not at least entertaining, you’re doing it wrong.

4. Memorable/Unique

Who else makes fun of planning in such compact, bite-sized cubes of awesome? No one. That’s who.

5. If you’re a planner or planning student: it makes you take yourself less seriously and reminds us all that nobody actually knows what they’re doing in our profession 24/7. It’s a lot of guessing, tweaking, meeting-ing, editing, googling, and telling the intern to do it for you.


6. Subscribe-able through an RSS feed or email: Exactly how you get these posts in your inbox!

There really is no reason not to if you’re a planning groupie, planner, or planning student.

[Updated 9/21]


Happy Belated Birthday, The Comprehensive!

Happy belated birthday to The Comprehensive (formerly known as Isteacian.) The first post ever was on my dad’s birthday, 8/8/2011, and was ‘Why I Enjoy Urban Planning’.


This map shows how many views The Comprehensive has received since February 25th, 2012 (the farthest back possible) to today (8/14/2012) in each country that has accessed any page on the site within that time frame. I imagine The Comprehensive is probably popular in Turkey due to my work with Global Site Plans’ The GRID. This does not include the highest daily view count ever which was 53 views on February 23rd, 2012. On that day, the third installment of the Comparative Book Review series (Jacobs v. Garvin) was published: Revitalizing Neighborhoods.

Data and map courtesy WordPress Stats.


The Comprehensive has surpassed 1,000 page views!
Thank you so much for your support.
This milestone does not go unrecognized or under appreciated.
This truly will be the summer of blogging.


The drafts have been written, the autobiography submitted, and the online permissions have been granted! My first post for The GRID at Global Site Plans will be live this coming Wednesday, May 23rd! A new post of mine will be up every other Wednesday there starting this week. I will post links here to my articles at The GRID as soon as they’re up. I hope to fill the weeks that aren’t published by The GRID with content here- especially over this summer. I look forward to a new and wonderful experience with GSP!