December 27 2012

Jamaal Davis: A Farewell to Global Site Plans and The Grid

Jamaal DavisWow, how fast time does fly!

It seems like only yesterday that I was signing my first set of paperwork to do my internship with Global Site Plans. Initially, I must admit that I was a little nervous about doing an internship with Global Site Plans because I feared that I could not produce quality blog writings. But over time my fears lessened.

Ultimately, it turns out that writing for The Grid has helped expose the inner writer within me. The bi-weekly assignments provided great insight to my mind, while the exposure gave me greater confidence.

In addition, the training and assistance that I received from Renée van Staveren, in addition to the bi-weekly writing assignments, helped me to sharpen my skills as a writer and perfect my ability to express my ideas. These, and other tools, have helped me with my desire to pursue a career in community development or community revitalization.

In all, my Global Site Plan experience has given me the confidence to write more articles or stories about urban planning issues, architecture, and even techniques for utilizing technology. Thus, the knowledge that I gained while working for Global Site Plans has been invaluable. In all, I believe this has given me the experience necessary to maybe pursue a future career in writing, planning, or community outreach.

I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to Renee’ and Global Site Plans for giving me the chance to write my monthly blogs on The Grid. Thank you all for this rewarding and inspiring experience. I appreciate everything you have done for me over these past few months.

I wish you much success in the future.

Jamaal Davis

Jamaal Davis

Jamaal Davis has lived in Richmond, Virginia for over 37 years, where he was born and raised. He studied Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University. His interests in urban planning began in the low-income neighborhoods of Southside Richmond, Virginia. As a result of those years, he has made it his goal to affect change in his community by changing its surroundings. His passion for planning lies in his desire to understand and change the housing conditions in low-income neighborhoods. He is currently working for a private consulting firm, but he plans on obtaining a planning position within a local government. His ultimate goal is to work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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