August 21 2013

Alex Riemondy’s Farewell to Global Site Plans and The Grid

Alex Riemondy - Lake Tahoe

I couldn’t have thought of a better way to kick off my journey to becoming an urban planner than writing for The GridOver the past year I have explored an array of planning and environmental design topics through blogging. Each topic has expanded my thinking of both simple and complex ideas, such as what truly makes a community, or what are some of the greatest barriers to entry for individuals choosing bicycling as a means of transit.

Before my internship began, I found myself stumbling upon articles from The Grid over and over again. I thought it was really interesting how bloggers from The Grid were using an online community to share their knowledge and connect with others like myself, who had questions about architectureplanning, and environmental design— ultimately getting the conversation started about important environmental and planning issues. 

I’m thankful for being a part of the Global Site Plans (GSP) team and for having had the opportunity to get the conversation started. As I return to school in the fall to begin a Master’s program in urban planning with a specialization in transportation planning, I am excited to take this conversation into the classroom as well. I want to thank Renee for the opportunity to be a part of the GSP team, and Debra and Elizabeth for taking the time to provide constructive feedback throughout the drafting process.

I look forward to following GSP as they continue to grow, and watching for future bloggers who join the team from new areas.

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Alex Riemondy

Alex Riemondy is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Environmental Studies, and a Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning. Her interests in urban planning first stemmed from a cross-country bicycle trip in support of affordable housing. During the trip she became fascinated with connecting communities through the development of safe cycling routes. On a bike, she is constantly thinking about her urban environment and how it can grow to meet the needs of her community. Although currently living in Hummelstown, PA - having recently returned from working on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica - she plans to pursue a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Southern California. Finding happiness through connecting with her community and environment, she is most interested in improving citizen quality of life though: bicycle and pedestrian planning, green street design, and increasing citizen participation in the planning process.

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