It has been a wonderful experience writing various blogs pertaining to urban planning issues in the Montreal, Canada area, as well as learning the advantages of professional logo design. After six months, it is with much regret that I am leaving my blog-writing position at Global Site Plans (GSP), but this lets me do more things with my time. I thank everyone who has read and enjoyed these blogs, and I immensely thank Renée van Staveren, the GRID editor, for her feedback and support as I edited the blogs. This experience has helped improve my blog writing skills and my critical thinking skills related to urban planning.
During the six months in which I had my GSP internship, I had the pleasure of writing on many topics related to urban and transportation planning in the Montreal region. These ranged from issues local to my neighbourhood like the Meadowbrook Golf Course and Cavendish Blvd. link, to issues affecting all Montrealers such as agricultural preservation, smart growth, and completing a bypass expressway around Montreal Island (the core of the metropolitan region). When writing about logo design, I got to appreciate how much effort goes into designing something as seemingly simple as logos for a planning firm, and how things could easily go wrong when designing logos without adequate professional help. I hope that all these blogs provide good introductions to these respective topics; that future readers could refer to them and enjoy. I was certainly able to learn more about these topics, than I would have otherwise.
In the future, I hope to use the skills and experiences cultivated from writing these blogs, in finding a suitable career in urban planning, environmental planning, or similar fields. Hopefully, I will graduate this June, 2012, with a Master’s in Environment with a specialization in Environmental Impact Assessment, and will be looking for a permanent, full-time position.
I wish everyone the very best, and I will miss all of you. Take care!
Yosef D. Robinson