July 04 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Alex Banuelos: Tempe, Arizona

Alex BanuelosA big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Alex Banuelos from Tempe, Arizona.

Alex Banuelos is a recent graduate of Arizona State University.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Planning from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He is currently pursuing his Real Estate License and plans on attending Arizona State University in the near future to earn a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development.  Born in California and raised in Arizona and Mexico, Alex has always been interested in how the physical environment shapes our daily lives and customs.  What began as a career in Architecture turned into the discovery of Urban Planning as a profession, and this in turn sparked a newfound passion for cities, how they work, and how city dwellers interact within their cities. He hopes to use his skills and education to help increase awareness of the potential the public has in shaping their own communities.  In the future he hopes to practice advocacy planning using grassroots methods to bring people and communities together, and away from rapid suburbanization.  Most importantly he wishes to teach people of the importance of preserving the natural environment.

Alex joins the June 2012 Environmental Design Internship program.

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. In June 2014 Renée moved from Istanbul, Turkey, where she'd lived for four years, to return to the beautiful city of San Francisco. She is now a Manager at the Urban Land Institute's San Francisco District Council. You can find her at one of their many events, so pop in and say hello.

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