June 19 2012

The Issue of Single Family Transient Rentals: Zoning for Economic Development in Mammoth Lakes, CA

June 19th, 2012Posted by 

Zoning, the main form in which land use is regulated in the United States, is a controversial form of urban planning. Property owners do not like being told what they can and cannot do with their land and view use restrictions as a violation of their property rights. Those in favor of zoning view it […]

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June 05 2012

Social Media Implementation by Sasaki Associates, Inc.: An International Planning and Design Consultancy

June 5th, 2012Posted by 

Planning should be participatory; however, it’s often very difficult to get stakeholders to contribute to planning processes. Mail-in survey return rates are low, and more often than not, residents don’t want to sit through a Saturday morning design charette. Marketing online and social media platforms give urban planners and architects a set of contemporary tools […]

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May 21 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Ryan Kucinski: Buffalo, New York

May 21st, 2012Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Ryan Kucinski from Buffalo, New York. Ryan Kucinski is a Master’s of Urban Planning student at the University of Southern California concentrating in Urban Design and Historic Preservation of the built environment.  Originally from Buffalo, New York, he graduated, in 2011, top of his class in […]

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May 17 2012

Hello, Goodbye to Global Site Plans – The GRID

May 17th, 2012Posted by 

Oh, Global Site Plans – where did those 6 months go? After I graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s in English & American Literature, I reached a revelation – I wished I had studied environmental science. During my long contemplation in finding a detour to reach that obscure goal, I realized that I […]

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May 11 2012

Sarah Thomas: One Last Look Back at My Time With The GRID

May 11th, 2012Posted by 

Six months ago I started writing for The GRID, here at Global Site Plans. At the time, I was working in the mortgage industry and needed something to reinvigorate my love for urban planning, again, during a semester full of research methods and statistics. This internship gave me that opportunity. I was able to concentrate […]

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May 07 2012

Christine Camilleri: A Farewell to Global Site Plans and The Grid

May 7th, 2012Posted by 

In October 2011, I began my internship writing for The Grid. I had always been interested in the potential that social media can provide as a platform for discussions about urban planning and design. Aside from this, I did not quite know what to expect from the experience. Six months later, I am leaving my blogging position at Global […]

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May 03 2012

The Importance of Keyword and Keyphrases in Search Engine Optimization

May 3rd, 2012Posted by 

Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial for the success of many websites. No matter how often you may tune your site for a better ranking with major search engines, it may still not be enough if the right keywords or keyphrases are not being selected. This is because search engines decide how relevant a site […]

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April 27 2012

Final Thoughts: A Farewell to Everyone at The GRID and Global Site Plans

April 27th, 2012Posted by 

As my 6-month internship with Global Site Plans coasts to a gentle close this week, I find myself in a much different place than when I began blogging for the GRID in October 2011. In the beginning, I was a recent college grad still clinging to my Cornell days by hanging around Ithaca, New York […]

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April 24 2012

5 Answers to Common Wind Farm Questions

April 24th, 2012Posted by 

A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines placed one next to another. As it was explained in the blog entitled ‘An Introduction to Wind Turbines: Rotation Axis, Power, Rotors, and Towers,’ they are used to generate electrical power when pushed by the wind. Both in Europe and the United States there are large […]

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April 02 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Akua Nyame-Mensah: Olympia, Washington

April 2nd, 2012Posted by 

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Akua Nyame-Mensah in Olympia, Washington. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A but raised in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire and Tunis, Tunisia, Akua Nyame-Mensah holds an A.B in Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College and a Masters in City Planning (M.C.P) with a concentration in land […]

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March 19 2012

Taking on a New Role with The Grid: Twitter Community Manager

March 19th, 2012Posted by 

When I was first asked one year ago to write for The Grid, I was nervous, yet excited to be part of a new voice for design on the web.  As I became more comfortable with the position and began to write more regularly, I have been able to use my column to inspire and […]

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December 17 2011

Happy Holidays from Global Site Plans and The Grid: A Special Gift for You

December 17th, 2011Posted by 

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Global Site Plans and The Grid. We had an incredible 2011 and we are extremely happy that we are able to share our successes with you. Global Site Plans continues to bring clients superior services and we look forward to the challenges of another year, while serving the fields […]

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December 12 2011

Connect with The Grid on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

December 12th, 2011Posted by 

We know that you love reading new articles on The Grid right here on our site, but did you know that you can also keep up with your favorite stories and writers “off the grid” on your favorite social networks?  The Grid now goes wherever you go, with multiple social media streams to keep you informed […]

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November 10 2011

Finishing a Chapter with Global Site Plans and The Grid

November 10th, 2011Posted by 

As a final submission for The Grid, I wish to thank everyone who has read my past blogs. I hope that they have been a source of new perspective and contemplation. What often began as a thought or idea manifested into words more tangible through my internship. For this, I wish to express my appreciation […]

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March 13 2011

Environmental Design Contributing Blogger: 6-Month Internship Opportunity

March 13th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans is offering a six-month internship opportunity for contributing bloggers for topics related to architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, sustainable design, and sustainability. If you are a student with a passion and talent for writing about any of the aforementioned topics, then Global Site Plans wants you as a contributing […]

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