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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sarah Essbai: Muncie, Fez, and Amsterdam

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sarah Essbai from Muncie, Indiana, Fez, Morocco, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sarah Essbai graduated recently with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University in Indiana where she pursued her studies as a Fulbright scholar. Prior to moving to the US, Sarah obtained her […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Gina Kiani: Oakland and Berkeley, California

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Gina Kiani in Oakland and Berkeley, California. Gina Kiani is a Graduate student at the University of Southern California and will complete a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology in the Fall of 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Laura Granieri: Indianapolis, Indiana

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Laura Granieri in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Laura Granieri graduated from Ball State University in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelor in Urban & Regional Planning. Upon graduating, she moved to Indianapolis and accepted a position as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Laura is passionate about urban planning and […]

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July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Allyson McAbee: New Orleans, Louisiana

July 3rd, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Allyson McAbee from New Orleans, Louisiana. Allyson McAbee is a graduate of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana she works at a residential design, build firm while volunteering at gardens and farms around the city. Traveling […]

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May 21 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sophie Plottel: Shanghai, China

May 21st, 2013Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sophie Plottel in Shanghai, China. Sophie Plottel is a recent graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a minor concentration in Global Development Studies. A native of Vancouver, Canada, she is interested in the continuing efforts of […]

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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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