February 04 2013

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

Michael LyttonA 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 also an educational-facilities capital planning expert with experience at national, state/provincial, and local school district levels. A life-long urban walker, he is concerned about the social, economic, environmental, and personal health costs of car-dominated cities. He is encouraged by visionaries such as Jan Gehl, Enrique Peñalosa, and Richard Sennett, who are exploring solutions to mega-cities, slums, inequality, urban obstacles to cooperation, and private interests that prevail over the public good. These and other critical thinkers are independently working on a shared goal of improving the quality of life in cities and understanding how the built environment can help people flourish.

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. In June 2014 Renée moved from Istanbul, Turkey, where she'd lived for four years, to return to the beautiful city of San Francisco. She is now a Manager at the Urban Land Institute's San Francisco District Council. You can find her at one of their many events, so pop in and say hello.

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