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The Best Planning Apps for 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017  
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A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.

Each year new apps are created to improve people's lives and make everyday tasks easier. Smartphones and other technology put this new information at your fingertips. Apps can be used for educational, entertainment, and personal uses. Terry Barr, a Master's of City and Regional Planning Student at Ohio State University and I have been collecting and evaluating mobile apps looking to share what we see as most useful.

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By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Planetizen Blogger


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.