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September 26 2014

#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Jordan Rockerbie Reflects from Montreal, Canada

September 26th, 2014Posted by 

“Globally diverse content” Jordan encapsulates The Grid in three words. Between June and December 2012 Jordan Rockerbie joined The Grid blogging team from Kelowna, British Columbia and Banff, Alberta, Canada. Now, almost two years later, he reflects on his 6 months with The Grid. He attributes some of his success and current attendance in McGill University’s […]

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October 16 2013

Camlica Mosque to Mark Istanbul’s Skyline

October 16th, 2013Posted by 

This post is also available in Turkish. The highest point in Istanbul is Camlica Hill. At 288 meters, it can be seem from most vantage points throughout the city. On May 29, 2012 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced: “We are going to build a mosque over 15,000 meters square next to the broadcasting tower in Camlica. The planning […]

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October 16 2013

İstanbul Silüetine Yeni Bir Damga: Çamlıca Camisi

October 16th, 2013Posted by 

Bu metin İngilizce dilinde de mevcuttur. Çamlıca Tepesi, İstanbul’un en yüksek noktası. 288 metre yüksekliğindeki tepe şehrin neredeyse her noktasından görülebiliyor. 29 Mayıs 2012’de Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan bu tepede yapılması düşünülen bir cami projesinin haberini verdi: “Çamlıca’daki TV ve radyo verici kulelerinin yanına büyüklüğü 15.000 m2’yi aşan bir cami inşa edeceğiz. Planlama aşaması tamamlanmak üzere… Bu devasa cami […]

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July 03 2013

(Assistant Editor & Social Media Coordinator) Adam Dickinson: Londres, Costa Rica

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest team member, Adam Dickinson, from Londres, Costa Rica. Adam recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in International Development and Environmental Science, and currently resides in Londres, Costa Rica. A native of Toronto, Canada, his experiences have centered around sustainable livelihoods and rural development. Whether […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Andrew Carr: San Francisco, California & Hampton Roads, Virginia

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Andrew Carr in San Francisco, California and Hampton Roads, Virginia. Andrew Carr is currently pursuing a M.A. in International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco in California, focusing on urban and community level development. Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, Andy also holds a B.A. from Christopher […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Abbey Seitz: Minneapolis, Minnesota

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Abbey Seitz in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Abbey Seitz is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design of Art in Architecture and minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Growing up in a small suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, she knew no different than cold snowy […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Greg Shermeto: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Greg Shermeto in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Greg Shermeto is a recent graduate at the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.A. in Environmental Design. While studying,Greg worked on projects including the South Buffalo Trolley and Trail System, which helped to connect the Western New […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Nick Danty: Santa Rosa, California

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Nick Danty in Santa Rosa, California. Nick Danty is a graduate of the Geography and Planning Department at California State University, Chico and currently works at the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) in Santa Rosa. Nick has been involved in several programs at RCPA, but […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Alexandra Serbana: Milan, Italy

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Alexandra Serbana in Milan, Italy. Because of her strong background in Urban Planning and Design, from her bachelor’s at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, in Bucharest, Romania, Alexandra decided to pursue planning from the perspective of policy and decision-making. She is passionate about traveling and […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sarah Essbai: Muncie, Fez, and Amsterdam

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sarah Essbai from Muncie, Indiana, Fez, Morocco, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sarah Essbai graduated recently with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University in Indiana where she pursued her studies as a Fulbright scholar. Prior to moving to the US, Sarah obtained her […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Gina Kiani: Oakland and Berkeley, California

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Gina Kiani in Oakland and Berkeley, California. Gina Kiani is a Graduate student at the University of Southern California and will complete a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology in the Fall of 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Laura Granieri: Indianapolis, Indiana

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Laura Granieri in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Laura Granieri graduated from Ball State University in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelor in Urban & Regional Planning. Upon graduating, she moved to Indianapolis and accepted a position as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Laura is passionate about urban planning and […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Allyson McAbee: New Orleans, Louisiana

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Allyson McAbee from New Orleans, Louisiana. Allyson McAbee is a graduate of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana she works at a residential design, build firm while volunteering at gardens and farms around the city. Traveling […]

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June 17 2013

Access for All: Our #thegrid Social Equity and Inclusiveness Twitter Chat Recap

June 17th, 2013Posted by 

After raising the question of how to achieve social equity and inclusiveness in urban planning, within our previous post, Global Site Plans’ The Grid and the Center for Social Inclusion turned to Twitter and #thegrid for a thought-provoking conversation on the topic. From this fast-paced one hour chat, four emerging trends appeared: 1. Access to […]

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June 11 2013

We Want your Opinion: Weigh-in Regarding the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

June 11th, 2013Posted by 

The Camlica Mosque, or Çamlıca Camii in Turkish, is located at Istanbul, Turkey’s Çamlıca Hill. Upon completion, the project will have a 110,000 square meter (1,184,030 square feet) footprint, serving 29,700 people from the surrounding Kisikli Mahallesi. While there has been a great number of individuals who support, and oppose this project, we would like to hear your […]

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June 11 2013

Çamlıca Camii Projesi Hakkında Görüşünüz Nedir?

June 11th, 2013Posted by 

Çamlıca Camii Projesi İstanbul’da Çamlıca Tepesi için düşünülen, tamamlandığında 110.000 metrekare alan büyüklüğüne sahip olacak ve 29.700 nüfuslu Kısıklı Mahallesi’nde bulunacak bir projedir. Hâlihazırda kamuoyundan çok sayıda olumlu ve olumsuz eleştiriler alan proje hakkında sizlerin de görüşlerini almak istedik. Aşağıda yer alan video, görsel ve metinleri inceleyebilir, anonim olarak İngilizce ya da Türkçe yanıtlayabileceğiniz dort […]

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June 01 2013

Lack of Participatory Planning is to Blame: Istanbul, Turkey Faces-Off on Day-Five

June 1st, 2013Posted by 

As a foreigner making her home in Istanbul, Turkey, I feel honored to hear the noise in the streets, the sounds of banging pots and traditional Turkish coffee carafes, honking horns, and chants; Turkish solidarity. And while I don’t have the Turkish cultural, political, historical or religious worldviews that a native would, what I see […]

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May 29 2013

Take Part in Global Site Plans’ Inaugural #thegrid Chat on Twitter

May 29th, 2013Posted by 

Wednesday, June 5th at 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT Join Global Site Plans on Twitter on Wednesday, June 5th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live Twitter chat. This month’s topic is Social Equity and Inclusiveness.  What’s a Twitter Chat? A Twitter chat is simply a preset, organized time to tweet on a pre-organized […]

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May 23 2013

Program Support Internship: Apply by June 28, 2013

May 23rd, 2013Posted by 

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May 21 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sophie Plottel: Shanghai, China

May 21st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sophie Plottel in Shanghai, China. Sophie Plottel is a recent graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a minor concentration in Global Development Studies. A native of Vancouver, Canada, she is interested in the continuing efforts of […]

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