November 09 2011

Dan Sheehan: A Farewell to Global Site Plans and The Grid

It’s hard to believe all the change that has happened over the past 6-months.

Way back in April 2011, mere 6-months ago, I began my pleasurable internship with Global Site Plans (GSP). In all honesty, though, I had no idea what I was doing. I had been in the City and Regional Planning program at Ohio State for merely a year, and I knew there was still so much more to learn. Fortunately, my passion for urban planning and urban design topics was fueled on by the writing of bi-weekly blogs here at GSP.

As a blogging contributor at GSP, I had the privilege of researching and writing on several urban planning topics that, otherwise, I may never had heard of. A couple of the more interesting topics I explored were urban eco-tourism and a critique of Americans’ dependency on the automobile. Perhaps the topic I found most enjoyable, however, was learning about web-based crowdsourcing. I feel like this is a relatively unknown topic in the planning realm, and would really like to see it take off here in Columbus, Ohio.

As the days tick by and November nears, so too does my final blog entry here at Global Site Plans. The experience has been a worthwhile and exciting one, and I thank every one of you who have taken the time to read one of my blogs. Without you, there’d be no reason to write! I owe much thanks to my editor, Renée van Staveren, and The Grid staff. As, well, they have blessed me with this branding opportunity as well as guided me along the path of becoming a successful blogger.

While I’m not quite sure what the future holds, I know my next 2-3 years will still be spent here in Columbus. The big dream, I suppose, would be to eventually be working for a design firm here in downtown Columbus… but I’m excited to just sit back and see where life takes me.

I wish everyone the best! Until next time….
- Dan Sheehan

Daniel Sheehan

Dan Sheehan studied City and Regional Planning with a concentration in Urban Design at the Ohio State University. Dan has lived in several cities throughout the Midwest and is dedicated to exploring urban and environmental design issues as they relate to Midwestern cities of the United States. His passion for urban design and urban planning began during his studies in Columbus at the Ohio State University, and continues to pursue those passions in the realm of urban planning. Dan blogged for The Grid until October 2011.

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