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February 05 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Jennifer García: Miami, Florida

February 5th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Jennifer García from Miami, Florida. Born and raised in the Midwest, Jennifer García now enjoys the energy and quality of life that Miami has to offer. Professionally, she uses traditional architecture and the principles of New Urbanism in her consulting work at Garcia Design Studio. Based on […]

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February 04 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sean Glowacz: Chicago, Illinois

February 4th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sean Glowacz from Chicago, Illinois. Sean Glowacz holds a Masters of Urban Planning and Public Policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sean spent two years at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning as a Research Assistant. His work focused on various tasks related to […]

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February 04 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Michael Lytton: San Diego, California

February 4th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Michael Lytton from San Diego, California. Michael Lytton is a peripatetic planner and writer. Originally from Vancouver, B.C., he has lived in Victoria, Toronto, New York, Charlottesville, Tirana, Albania, Los Angeles, and now San Diego. He is a city planner with LEED Sustainable Design certification. He is […]

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February 01 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Meg Mulhall: Ann Arbor & Detroit, Michigan

February 1st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Meg Mulhall from Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. Meg Mulhall is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. She calls Kalamazoo, Michigan her hometown but is currently exploring community organizing and urban planning efforts in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. Planning to pursue a […]

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February 01 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Michael Jenkins: Nottingham, England

February 1st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Michael Jenkins from Nottingham, England. An Oakland, California native, Michael Jenkins is a recent post graduate from the University of Nottingham Business School with a Masters in Business Administration. Jenkins’ interest in urban regeneration and town planning sprouted during a visit to China. It was […]

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January 31 2013

(The GRID Assistant Editor) Debra Hawryzki: Vancouver, British Columbia

January 31st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest Assistant Editor, Debra Hawryzki from Vancouver, British Columbia. Debra Hawryzki is a recent business graduate from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, where she obtained a concentration in marketing and a publishing minor. Although she grew up in Nanaimo and Victoria, she considers […]

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January 31 2013

(The GRID Assistant Editor) Elizabeth Bastian: Dearborn, Michigan

January 31st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Bastian from Dearborn, Michigan. Elizabeth Bastian is currently pursuing a B.A. in Urban and Regional Studies and Anthropology, along with a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, from the University of Michigan at Dearborn. Growing up in the metro-Detroit area produced in her a […]

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January 30 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sunny Menozzi: Traveling With Her Military Service

January 30th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sunny Menozzi from her military service travels. Sunny Menozzi’s military duties have taken her to diverse and exciting places; from Singapore to Arizona, South Korea to Afghanistan, and North Carolina to Hawaii. Sunny’s travels inspired her interest in cities, especially how they function, the impact […]

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January 30 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Finbar Gillen: Belfast, Northern Ireland

January 30th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Finbar Gillen from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Finbar Gillen is an undergraduate student in Environmental Planning at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has a budding interest in urban planning and design and renewable energy developments. He is currently undertaking a voluntary placement in a private […]

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January 29 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Jessica Yoon: New Orleans, Louisiana

January 29th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Jessica Yoon from New Orleans, Louisiana. Jessica Yoon is a native Oregonian, currently residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University, where she became interested in how great places can promote both equity and prosperity. She is primarily interested […]

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January 29 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Lisa Gran: Lincoln, Nebraska

January 29th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Lisa Gran from Lincoln, Nebraska. Lisa Gran is an undergraduate student studying Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As an aspiring engineer, Lisa is especially interested in the utilization and development of environmentally sound materials in sustainable planning and design.  As she […]

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January 28 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Maxwell Vidaver: Milan, Italy

January 28th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Maxwell Vidaver from Milan, Italy. Maxwell Vidaver is a graduate student in Urban Planning, Policy, and Design at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, and also holds a B.A. in Geography from Binghamton University, where he focused on urban economic analysis. He is originally from […]

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January 28 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Alex Lenhoff: Orlando, Florida

January 28th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Alex Lenhoff from Orlando, Florida. Alex Lenhoff is in his final semester of the Masters of Planning in Civic Urbanism program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His other degrees include anthropology and foreign languages, which provide him with a diverse, human-centered perspective of […]

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December 19 2012

Opportunities in Planning for Sustainable Energy and Water Use

December 19th, 2012Posted by 

Globally, energy and water use are in a highly interdependent power play. When we grapple for solutions for one issue, it can often offset benefits for the other. There are several opportunities that, internationally, we are not sufficiently exploiting in order to reduce our consumption, while producing sustainable energy and water sources. 1. Access or […]

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November 28 2012

Twitter Chat Frequency, Topics, and Promotion: A Guide for Architecture and Urban Planning

November 28th, 2012Posted by 

There are a few questions to ask yourself before you run out and start a twitter chat of your own. After establishing your unique why, previously covered, you should consider what kind of commitment you are willing to make and how to implement it. Remember, part of establishing a successful twitter chat is creating a […]

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November 07 2012

Why Begin a Twitter Chat?: A Guide for Architecture and Urban Planning

November 7th, 2012Posted by 

With the rise of Twitter chats being implemented within the fields or architecture and urban planning, and as a participant to many, I recently interviewed a few coordinators from my favorite chats: Joe Peach from This Big City (#citytalk), Alexa Mills from MITCoLab (#citychat), Sybil Barnes from the American Institute of Architects National (#AIAchat), and […]

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October 24 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Courtney McLaughlin: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

October 24th, 2012Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Courtney McLaughlin from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Courtney McLaughlin is completing her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. An avid traveler, her interests are public space modification in Canadian cities and sustainable urban planning. As an aspiring landscape […]

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October 23 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Andrew Kinaci: Chicago, Illinois

October 23rd, 2012Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Andrew Kinaci from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Princeton University with an A.B. in Architecture and a Certificate in Urban Studies, Andrew Kinaci set out to the Midwest to break out of the insular world of academia, and into the direct service of non-profit work. After […]

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October 22 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Luis Lozano-Paredes: Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 22nd, 2012Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Luis Lozano-Paredes from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luis Lozano-Paredes is currently a student seeking a Diploma of Architecture and Urban Planning at Belgrano University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born in Colombia in 1987, he grew between the cities of Bogotá and Santiago de Cali, and then moved […]

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October 19 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Luise Letzner: Berlin, Germany

October 19th, 2012Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Luis Letzner from Berlin, Germany. Originally from Berlin, Luise Letzner currently pursues a Masters at HafenCity University in Hamburg, Germany, in Urban Planning. She also holds a B.A. in European Studies from Malmö University, Sweden, where she focused on inner-city redevelopment projects, place branding, and […]

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