July 03 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Andrew Carr: San Francisco, California & Hampton Roads, Virginia

Andrew Carr

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Andrew Carr in San Francisco, California and Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Andrew Carr is currently pursuing a M.A. in International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco in California, focusing on urban and community level development. Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, Andy also holds a B.A. from Christopher Newport University and a M.A. from Penn State, both in Political Science. His aspiration is to work in the nonprofit sector promoting environmentally sustainable and socioeconomically just urban development. With interests as diverse as regional planning integration, transit planning, urban politics, and participatory public space design, Andy will be blogging with an interdisciplinary eye toward place-making in two of America’s greatest metropolitan bay areas: San Francisco and the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

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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