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October 16 2013

Camlica Mosque to Mark Istanbul’s Skyline

October 16th, 2013Posted by 

This post is also available in Turkish. The highest point in Istanbul is Camlica Hill. At 288 meters, it can be seem from most vantage points throughout the city. On May 29, 2012 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced: “We are going to build a mosque over 15,000 meters square next to the broadcasting tower in Camlica. The planning […]

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October 16 2013

İstanbul Silüetine Yeni Bir Damga: Çamlıca Camisi

October 16th, 2013Posted by 

Bu metin İngilizce dilinde de mevcuttur. Çamlıca Tepesi, İstanbul’un en yüksek noktası. 288 metre yüksekliğindeki tepe şehrin neredeyse her noktasından görülebiliyor. 29 Mayıs 2012’de Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan bu tepede yapılması düşünülen bir cami projesinin haberini verdi: “Çamlıca’daki TV ve radyo verici kulelerinin yanına büyüklüğü 15.000 m2’yi aşan bir cami inşa edeceğiz. Planlama aşaması tamamlanmak üzere… Bu devasa cami […]

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July 03 2013

(Assistant Editor & Social Media Coordinator) Adam Dickinson: Londres, Costa Rica

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest team member, Adam Dickinson, from Londres, Costa Rica. Adam recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in International Development and Environmental Science, and currently resides in Londres, Costa Rica. A native of Toronto, Canada, his experiences have centered around sustainable livelihoods and rural development. Whether […]

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July 01 2013

Where Urban Planners Go: The Top 10 Urban Planning Websites for 2013 – And Coverage of the Top 20

July 1st, 2013Posted by 

Last year, The Grid went on a mission to uncover the most popular urban planning-related websites for 2012. With extensive research and the help of Alexa International Rankings, we were able to compile a list of the top 20 websites for this specific niche. It is time for an update. In the list for 2013 […]

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June 17 2013

Access for All: Our #thegrid Social Equity and Inclusiveness Twitter Chat Recap

June 17th, 2013Posted by 

After raising the question of how to achieve social equity and inclusiveness in urban planning, within our previous post, Global Site Plans’ The Grid and the Center for Social Inclusion turned to Twitter and #thegrid for a thought-provoking conversation on the topic. From this fast-paced one hour chat, four emerging trends appeared: 1. Access to […]

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June 11 2013

We Want your Opinion: Weigh-in Regarding the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

June 11th, 2013Posted by 

The Camlica Mosque, or Çamlıca Camii in Turkish, is located at Istanbul, Turkey’s Çamlıca Hill. Upon completion, the project will have a 110,000 square meter (1,184,030 square feet) footprint, serving 29,700 people from the surrounding Kisikli Mahallesi. While there has been a great number of individuals who support, and oppose this project, we would like to hear your […]

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June 11 2013

Çamlıca Camii Projesi Hakkında Görüşünüz Nedir?

June 11th, 2013Posted by 

Çamlıca Camii Projesi İstanbul’da Çamlıca Tepesi için düşünülen, tamamlandığında 110.000 metrekare alan büyüklüğüne sahip olacak ve 29.700 nüfuslu Kısıklı Mahallesi’nde bulunacak bir projedir. Hâlihazırda kamuoyundan çok sayıda olumlu ve olumsuz eleştiriler alan proje hakkında sizlerin de görüşlerini almak istedik. Aşağıda yer alan video, görsel ve metinleri inceleyebilir, anonim olarak İngilizce ya da Türkçe yanıtlayabileceğiniz dort […]

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June 01 2013

Lack of Participatory Planning is to Blame: Istanbul, Turkey Faces-Off on Day-Five

June 1st, 2013Posted by 

As a foreigner making her home in Istanbul, Turkey, I feel honored to hear the noise in the streets, the sounds of banging pots and traditional Turkish coffee carafes, honking horns, and chants; Turkish solidarity. And while I don’t have the Turkish cultural, political, historical or religious worldviews that a native would, what I see […]

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May 29 2013

Take Part in Global Site Plans’ Inaugural #thegrid Chat on Twitter

May 29th, 2013Posted by 

Wednesday, June 5th at 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT Join Global Site Plans on Twitter on Wednesday, June 5th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT for a live Twitter chat. This month’s topic is Social Equity and Inclusiveness.  What’s a Twitter Chat? A Twitter chat is simply a preset, organized time to tweet on a pre-organized […]

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May 23 2013

Program Support Internship: Apply by June 28, 2013

May 23rd, 2013Posted by 

Global Site Plans, branding for environmental design, specializes in branding for small and medium-sized architecture, engineering, environmental non-profits, landscape architecture, and urban planning companies. Global Site Plans’ expertise lays in environmental design sector website design, branding, internet marketing, social media, social marketing, and content services, for all your online and print media needs. Every weekday […]

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May 15 2013

Achieving Equity in a World of Social Disparity: #thegrid Discusses Urban Planning Challenges and Solutions to Achieving Social Equity and Inclusiveness

May 15th, 2013Posted by 

How do you achieve social equity and inclusiveness through urban planning? In order to answer this question, we must first define these terms. PolicyLink defines equity as such, “Just and fair inclusion. An equitable society is one in which all can participate and prosper. The goal of equity must be to create conditions that allow […]

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May 01 2013

Global Site Plans Launches Advertising Opportunities

May 1st, 2013Posted by 

Global Site Plans (GSP) and The Grid would like to extend an opportunity to your business or organization to advertise on our website. As GSP and The Grid have grown immensely since their founding, less than three years ago, we are actively seeking companies congruent with our own philosophy who will benefit from advertising to […]

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May 01 2013

(The GRID Program Support Intern) Bryan Schmid: Rock Island, Illinois

May 1st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest Program Support Intern, Bryan Schmid, from Rock Island, Illinois. Bryan Schmid holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and German from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and a Master’s of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since graduation in May 2012, […]

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April 19 2013

Farewell From Bonnie Rodd: Blogging from Austin, TX

April 19th, 2013Posted by 

In the summer of 2012 I was a fresh graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, trying to make my way into the working world. Having been an Urban Studies student minoring in Architecture, I was hopeful I would be able to find work in which I could apply my passion for urban development, […]

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April 14 2013

Seeking Spring 2013 Internship Applications: Environmental Design Blogger

April 14th, 2013Posted by 

Do you have a unique specialty in the field of environmental design? Do you currently live in a town or city that has not/or is currently not being covered by another blogger? Have you successfully managed social media platforms? Do you have a passion for writing and want to learn how to successfully blog? If […]

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March 14 2013

(The GRID Program Support Intern) Joshua Larson: Cudahy, Wisconsin

March 14th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest Program Support Intern, Joshua Larson, from Cudahy, Wisconsin. As a graduate student in the Urban Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Joshua Larson serves as an Article Editor for e.polis – the university’s online student journal.  While pursuing his B.S. in sociology and fine art […]

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March 14 2013

(The GRID Assistant Editor) Meg Ryan: Norman, Oklahoma

March 14th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest Assistant Editor, Meg Ryan, from Norman, Oklahoma. Originally from south central Arkansas, Meg Ryan recently moved to Norman, Oklahoma, and is currently searching for a job in her field of interest.  While attending the University of Arkansas at Monticello, studying to receive a B.A. in Speech […]

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March 05 2013

(The GRID Program Support Intern) Mary Heberling: Portland, Oregon

March 5th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest Program Support Intern, Mary Heberling from Portland, Oregon. Mary Heberling is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management with a concentration in Urban Planning, along with, a minor in Business Administration. […]

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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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