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This Week's Finds in Planning is the blog of Martin Krieger, Professor of Planning at the University of Southern California's School of Policy, Planning, and Development.

November 23, 2013

Please go to http://scholarssurvival.blogspot.com... my new blog

I have for the most part moved my blog to The Scholar's Survival Manual, at http://scholarssurvival.blogspot.com. Please point your browser in that direction. Martin Krieger...

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September 5, 2013

What I Have Learned About Mathematics in Modeling in Social Science

I have written four books on mathematics and modeling, and have thought about it since maybe 1966. It seemed worthwhile to write down what I have learned. The crucial point is that mathematical devices bring along ideas, and that...

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August 7, 2013

Doing a Windshield Survey (Street View on the Cheap), with a GPS-equipped Smartphone or Digital Camera.

(Supported by a grant from the Center for Social Innovation at the Sol Price School of Public Policy of the University of Southern California) Martin H. Krieger is a professor in the Price School. Sample spreadsheets are available from the...

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11 1/2 month Master's Degrees

From my other blog....

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Plagiarism and Brick Wall Copying

In my other blog I have been writing about plagiarism, when I discovered its prevalence in student papers and in dissertations, even by a colleague, this past semester. Posts from about 25 July to early August. People give you the...

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August 2, 2013

Visual Goodies for Planning

As you may know I have been working on visual documentation of the city (mostly, LA and Southern California) for perhaps 15 years. My book, Urban Tomographies (2011) represents some of what I have learned. It may be useful to...

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July 17, 2013

Entrepreneurship and Pearl Harbor

Originally published in the early 60s, Roberta Wohlstetter's PEARL HARBOR accounts for the surprise of PH by the noise that overwhelms the signals. Retrospectively, all is clear. Prospectively or in actual time, all those breadcrumbs are mixed in with crumbs...

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June 1, 2013

Unbelievable Chutzpah: Going Over the Line

I have reblogged this post from my other blog, The Scholar's Survival Manual. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Professor Ed Kleinbard was recently quoted in the New York Times, referring the Apple's tax strategies: "There is a technical term economists like to use for...

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May 8, 2013

Smartphone Cameras for Urban Documentation

Most smartphones not only have cameras, but will attach GPS coordinates to the EXIF file, readily used for mapping. But the camera quality is varied.\ My iPod Touch 4th gen camera is not very good (5th should be much better)...

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May 3, 2013

Interpreting Statistical Evidence ala Stevenson/Wolfers

A link to my other blog, The Scholar's Survival Manual, a post on Interpreting Statistical Evidence, from Stevenson and Wolfers by way of Alex Tabarrok. See 2 May 2013 post....

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