After doing some research on urban design I ran into some extremely interesting lectures online on a variety of issues including; transportation planning, urban design, land use, architecture, and sustainability, the list goes on. I have watched some of them and they are amazing! Many are 2 hours long and very thorough , but they are so good. I am very busy at the moment finishing up projects and papers but I can't stop watching these lectures, every one sounds so interesting!
I found these channels on You Tube and they seem to be an incredibly valuable resource for those interested in planning and design. The first one is from the USC Price School of Public Policy, Planning, and Dvelopment : there are many lecture videos on a wide range of policy and planning issues.
The other is from the Harvard Graduate School of Design which focuses more on design and planning element; including architecture, transportation planning, engineering, etc..
They bring together the leading minds in their fields for these lectures, they really are amazing and I hope everyone browses around and takes a look at the ones they find interesting, they are a really great resource. Enjoy!