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March 26 2014

Top 10 Job Boards for Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers

March 26th, 2014Posted by 

We scoured the web for the best job boards for architects and urban planners, but our work was not complete. One more list was in order. Global Site Plans took on another search to find the best job listing for landscape architects. We collected all the available sources and used Alexa International Rankings to find […]

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March 12 2014

Top 10 Job Boards for Urban Planners

March 12th, 2014Posted by 

If you love cities and want to make them better, stay right where you are. Global Site Plans searched through the web to find the best sources for urban planning job listings. We then used Alexa International Rankings to compile our list and present you, the reader, with the Top 10 Job Boards for Urban […]

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March 03 2014

The Top 10 Job Boards for Architects

March 3rd, 2014Posted by 

Are you a professional or aspiring architect looking for a job in your field of interest? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Global Site Plans has compiled a list of the Top 10 Job Boards for Architects. We dug through the web and used Alexa International Rankings to uncover the most visited websites. […]

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December 26 2013

Building Sharing Communities & Cities: Recapping #thegrid Twitter Chat on Sharing

December 26th, 2013Posted by 

Last week, Global Site Plans’ The Grid co-hosted a Twitter Chat about the sharing transformation. In cities and towns across the world, people are trading in the traditional producer-consumer relationship in exchange for practices that create a more accessible and equitable distribution of resources to larger populations.  To get some expert insight on the topic, […]

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December 17 2013

A Farewell to The Grid, from Robert Poole

December 17th, 2013Posted by 

As I complete my internship with The Grid, I can say with confidence that the past year has been the most dynamic and exciting time of my life. One year ago today, I had just begun two unpaid internships with two different San Francisco non-profits and was applying to be a blogger for The Grid. […]

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December 11 2013

Let’s Start Sharing: #TheGrid Discusses How an Emerging Movement is Shaping Cities

December 11th, 2013Posted by 

The sharing movement is beginning to transform cities. Businesses in various sectors are looking at new ways of sharing space and resources. It is a simple concept that has stemmed from informal practice, but it may change the way cities operate. Before diving further into the concept, think of the last time you shared something. […]

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December 03 2013

Proxy Brings “Flexible Urbanism” to San Francisco

December 3rd, 2013Posted by 

San Francisco, California is a city that fosters new ideas while maintaining its unique neighborhood culture. While this mentality may seem odd, especially to those who have never been to the City by the Bay, it has also brought beautiful ideas to life. One such example is Proxy, a temporary two-block project that was intended […]

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November 27 2013

Cruising Down the Green Lane: Recapping #thegrid Twitter Chat on Bicycle Infrastructure in Cities

November 27th, 2013Posted by 

Last week, Global Site Plan’s The Grid co-hosted a TweetChat with The Green Lane Project about implementing bike infrastructure in cities. Over forty bike-enthusiasts joined us to share their wisdom on the topic. What came about was a fast-paced, hour-long discussion that revealed five major trends within the bicycle advocacy movement. 1) Cities Must Have […]

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November 20 2013

Three Reasons Why Non-Cyclists Should Be Pro-Bike

November 20th, 2013Posted by 

Let’s face it – not everyone rides a bike. According to a study from the National Household Travel Surveys, less than two percent of Americans cycle per day. That number will differ elsewhere, but the point is a small percentage of our human population is on a bicycle. Still, large measures are being taken to boost […]

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November 19 2013

Gourmet Mobile Food Truck Markets Abuzz in San Francisco

November 19th, 2013Posted by 

The trucks are parked, the crowd is hungry and the aroma is intoxicating. Welcome to Off the Grid, not to be confused with The Grid. The San Francisco Bay Area is fortunate enough to host twenty-three weekly markets, comprised of 150 mobile food vendors that feed foodies from far and wide decadent dishes that service […]

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November 13 2013

Bringing the Bicycle to Your City: #TheGrid Discusses the Implementation of Bike-Friendly Infrastructure in Urban Cores

November 13th, 2013Posted by 

Do you ride your bike in the city? If you answered yes, you probably live somewhere where you feel safe commuting. If you answered no, chances are the idea of being on a bike surrounded by cars sounds dangerous. Urban design plays a major role in determining how we answer this question. The United States […]

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November 05 2013

How Did San Francisco Get So Expensive?

November 5th, 2013Posted by 

San Francisco is suffering from a housing affordability crisis. If you live in the Bay Area, this topic is all too familiar. The headlines are everywhere, prices keep going up and any kind of solution seems non-existent. But how did San Francisco become America’s most unaffordable city in such a short period of time? Several […]

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October 22 2013

San Francisco’s New Transbay Center: A Commitment to Sustainable Growth

October 22nd, 2013Posted by 

San Francisco is on its way to hosting the most significant transit hub on the United State’s western coast. The Transbay Transit Center will connect eight Bay Area counties through 11 transit lines, including the California High Speed Rail that is being developed, and include new housing, retail, commercial and open space. It’s a 4.5 […]

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October 16 2013

Empowering Social Change at OpenPlan’s Planning Camp

October 16th, 2013Posted by 

On Sunday, October 12, 2013, I attended Planning Camp at Laney College in Oakland, California. About fifty people of various backgrounds gathered into an auditorium to discuss how urban planning and technology can be bridged to guide social change. The day-long session was hosted by OpenPlans, a nonprofit that develops open source technology to solve planning […]

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October 08 2013

Your New Ride Comes With a Pink Mustache: Ridesharing Legalized in California

October 8th, 2013Posted by 

Welcome to the future of transportation. Download an app, tap the screen on your iPhone or Android device to locate yourself on the map and hit “Request.” It’s easy, it’s fun and now, it’s legal. Lyft is part of a growing community of rideshare services in the state of California. The California Public Utilities Commission […]

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September 25 2013

Welcoming New Retail: Recapping #thegrid Twitter Chat on Pop-up Shops

September 25th, 2013Posted by 

Global Site Plans’ The Grid recently dug into the world of pop-ups. After exploring the topic in our previous post, we partnered with Storefront and Popuphood on Twitter, following #thegrid, to dive deeper into the subject. What came about was a fast-paced, hour-long discussion that revealed five major trends about pop-ups. 1) There Are Many […]

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September 24 2013

The Desperate Need for Effective Regional Planning in The San Francisco Bay Area

September 24th, 2013Posted by 

Between 2010 and 2040, the Bay Area’s nine counties are projected to add: 1.1 million jobs and 2.1 million people and 660,000 homes. On July 18th, the Bay Area took a major step in addressing its long-term regional growth. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay […]

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September 16 2013

Welcoming Popuphood to #thegrid Tweetchat

September 16th, 2013Posted by 

We are pleased to announce Popuphood will be joining The Grid and Storefront this Wednesday, September 18 to co-host our Twitter Chat. We will be discussing pop-up shops and encourage you to participate. Popuphood will provide valuable insight to the conversation. Founded in 2011, the small business incubator revitalizes neighborhoods one block at a time. […]

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September 11 2013

Communities Thrive With a New Kind of Store: #thegrid Discusses the Benefits of Pop-Up Shops and the Driving Force Behind Them

September 11th, 2013Posted by 

Retail has long been perceived as a stationary industry. Unless they were going out of business, stores were expected to stay in the same spot for years. However, a recent movement is changing this image. Now, businesses of all types are moving from space to space, coming and going as they please.  Pop-up shops, as […]

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September 10 2013

It’s the BAY AREA Rapid Transit, Except for Marin…They’re Exclusive

September 10th, 2013Posted by 

The BART, short for Bay Area Rapid Transit, is the key transportation system for the 390,000 daily riders in the San Francisco Bay Area. But if you look at the map below, you will notice a large piece of land without any transit lines running through it. Marin County is home to over 252,000 residents, […]

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