March 01 2011

Environmental Planning, Community Gardening & Water Issues: Nidia Erceg

A warm Global Site Plans welcome to Nidia Erceg, the newest blogger to The Grid. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, starting in March, you can find Nidia Erceg blogging about her passions for community organizing, environmental advocacy, urban planning, facilitation and mediation, outreach, environmental education, and more.

Nidia Erceg, in addition to blogging for The Grid, has her own consulting business; City Vida Consulting.  Before that, Nidia completed an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Environmental Planning and Policy from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  She also completed a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from California State University, Northridge.  She is bilingual (Spanish/English) and has a comprehensive background in urban planning, facilitation and mediation, outreach, and environmental education; especially in the Los Angeles, CA region. Nidia currently serves on two advisory boards, including the Verde Coalition and the Green LA Coalition Water Subcommittee.  When she is not busy serving the Los Angeles region, Nidia is participating in community gardening, spreading her passion for slow food, worm tea, and cooking.

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. You can find Renée blogging about featured environmental design firms, providing free website critiques, local events in Istanbul, Turkey, plus helping you achieve industry distinction through innovative discussions. Renée currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey; adding to the list of places she has traveled and lived.

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