February 21 2011

Place-Making, Design, and Economic Development: Ryan Champlin

A warm Global Site Plans welcome to Ryan Champlin, the newest blogger to The Grid. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting in March, you can find Ryan Champlin blogging about his passions for civic and public space design, place-making, design impacts, and economic development.

Ryan Champlin, in addition to blogging for The Grid, is a freelance writer and urban critic living with his wife in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He recently moved from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a planner for a community and economic development nonprofit organization.  Before that, Ryan completed a M.S. in Social Policy at the University of Utah, where he took the bulk of his classes in the urban planning department and interned with the prestigious Envision Utah.  He also holds a B.S. in Psychology from North Arizona University. In addition to his experience, education, and interests in urban planning issues, Ryan recently became accredited with the Congress for the New Urbanism.

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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