A Planning Commission podcast episode devoted to the nation’s top 10 urban planning graduate schools highlighted the program at UCLA Luskin, ranked No. 1 in a new guide published by Planetizen. UCLA’s rise to the top spot can be attributed to a variety factors, Planetizen Editorial Director James Brasuell told the podcast hosts. These include a large faculty reflecting a diversity of opinions, transportation planning scholars who are among the world’s finest and access to the Southern California urban landscape. “L.A. is an interesting place to study planning because we are working so hard to overcome some of the mistakes we made in the last century and exported around the world,” Brasuell said. Discussion of UCLA Urban Planning begins at minute 52. The 7th edition of Planetizen’s Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs was released in June.