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April 17 2013

Rise and Fall of the Rubber Rouge: A Review of Greg Grandin’s “Fordlandia”

April 17th, 2013Posted by 

In his book Fordlandia, author Greg Grandin chronicles Henry Ford’s great attempt to create a vast rubber plantation and idyllic company town in the complex ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest. The story Grandin tells is not just one of Ford’s industrial and sociological experiment, but of the difficulties of exporting American ideals and lifestyles to […]

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March 08 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Amanda Bosse: Seattle, Washington

March 8th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Amanda Bosse from Seattle, Washington. Amanda Bosse is currently in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Washington. Growing up in the Midwest, she became interested in the dialogue between the individual structures and the urban fabric (including those structures not typically designed […]

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March 07 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Alkisti Victoratou: Athens, Greece

March 7th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Alkisti Victoratou from Athens, Greece. Alkisti Victoratou originates from Andros, a Cycladic island in Greece, and has lived and studied in Thessaloniki, England, Spain, and Athens – where she currently resides. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in Architecture […]

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March 06 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Dafni Dimitriadi: Thessaloniki, Greece

March 6th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Dafni Dimitriadi from Thessaloniki, Greece. Dafni Dimitriadi is a student of Architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her numerous experiences participating in architectural competitions has helped her understand the importance of research and design. She is interested in building and urban design restoration and aims to continue her […]

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February 08 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Steven Petsinis: Melbourne, Australia

February 8th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Steven Petsinis from Melbourne, Australia. Steven Petsinis is an Urban Planning graduate from Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved in Urban Research and Development projects in Medellin, Colombia and Saigon, Vietnam and is currently pursuing his masters in Melbourne, Australia. His main interests lie in […]

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February 07 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Katie Poppel: Buena Vista, Colorado

February 7th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Katie Poppel from Buena Vista, Colorado. Katie Poppel comes to The Grid as a student constantly on the go. Set to graduate from the University of Cincinnati in 2014, she is studying for a bachelor of urban planning with focuses in urban design and sustainability. […]

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February 06 2013

(The GRID Blogger) James Gardner: Phoenix, Arizona

February 6th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, James Gardner from Phoenix, Arizona. James Gardner is a graduate student in Urban and Environmental Planning at Arizona State University. Growing up in a small, sprawling town in Arizona, James became attracted to the field of planning and design by taking a critical look at […]

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February 06 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Geoff Bliss: New York City, New York

February 6th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Geoff Bliss from New York City, New York. Geoff Bliss grew up in Woodstock, New York and will soon graduate from the Master of Community Planning program at the University of Cincinnati with a focus in Physical Planning. He holds a B.S. in Applied Arts […]

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February 06 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Devon Willis: Montreal, Canada

February 6th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Devon Willis from Montreal, Canada. Devon Paige Willis is a native Montrealer and recent graduate of McGill University where she did her B.A. in Environment and Political Science. She discovered a passion for urban and transportation planning in her final year, during which time she […]

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February 05 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Steven Chang: San Francisco Bay Area, California

February 5th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Steven Chang from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Steven Chang is a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. His interest in urban planning began in his hometown of Rowland Heights, […]

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February 04 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sean Glowacz: Chicago, Illinois

February 4th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sean Glowacz from Chicago, Illinois. Sean Glowacz holds a Masters of Urban Planning and Public Policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sean spent two years at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning as a Research Assistant. His work focused on various tasks related to […]

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February 01 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Meg Mulhall: Ann Arbor & Detroit, Michigan

February 1st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Meg Mulhall from Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. Meg Mulhall is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. She calls Kalamazoo, Michigan her hometown but is currently exploring community organizing and urban planning efforts in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. Planning to pursue a […]

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February 01 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Michael Jenkins: Nottingham, England

February 1st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Michael Jenkins from Nottingham, England. An Oakland, California native, Michael Jenkins is a recent post graduate from the University of Nottingham Business School with a Masters in Business Administration. Jenkins’ interest in urban regeneration and town planning sprouted during a visit to China. It was […]

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January 30 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sunny Menozzi: Traveling With Her Military Service

January 30th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sunny Menozzi from her military service travels. Sunny Menozzi’s military duties have taken her to diverse and exciting places; from Singapore to Arizona, South Korea to Afghanistan, and North Carolina to Hawaii. Sunny’s travels inspired her interest in cities, especially how they function, the impact […]

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January 30 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Finbar Gillen: Belfast, Northern Ireland

January 30th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Finbar Gillen from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Finbar Gillen is an undergraduate student in Environmental Planning at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has a budding interest in urban planning and design and renewable energy developments. He is currently undertaking a voluntary placement in a private […]

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January 29 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Jessica Yoon: New Orleans, Louisiana

January 29th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Jessica Yoon from New Orleans, Louisiana. Jessica Yoon is a native Oregonian, currently residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University, where she became interested in how great places can promote both equity and prosperity. She is primarily interested […]

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January 29 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Lisa Gran: Lincoln, Nebraska

January 29th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Lisa Gran from Lincoln, Nebraska. Lisa Gran is an undergraduate student studying Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As an aspiring engineer, Lisa is especially interested in the utilization and development of environmentally sound materials in sustainable planning and design.  As she […]

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January 28 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Maxwell Vidaver: Milan, Italy

January 28th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Maxwell Vidaver from Milan, Italy. Maxwell Vidaver is a graduate student in Urban Planning, Policy, and Design at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, and also holds a B.A. in Geography from Binghamton University, where he focused on urban economic analysis. He is originally from […]

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January 28 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Alex Lenhoff: Orlando, Florida

January 28th, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Alex Lenhoff from Orlando, Florida. Alex Lenhoff is in his final semester of the Masters of Planning in Civic Urbanism program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His other degrees include anthropology and foreign languages, which provide him with a diverse, human-centered perspective of […]

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January 02 2013

Jordan Rockerbie: A Farewell to Global Site Plans and The Grid

January 2nd, 2013Posted by 

June 2012 will forever hold a fond place in my heart, as it signalled the beginning of so many great things. In June I received my degree from the University of British Columbia, embarked on my first full summer in Canada’s Okanagan valley, and started writing my first blogs for The Grid. I have since […]

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