February 06 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Devon Willis: Montreal, Canada

Devon WillisA big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Devon Willis from Montreal, Canada.

Devon Paige Willis is a native Montrealer and recent graduate of McGill University where she did her B.A. in Environment and Political Science. She discovered a passion for urban and transportation planning in her final year, during which time she attended UC Berkeley’s [IN]City introductory urban planning program and completed her honours thesis about cycling in Montreal, specifically measuring bikeability and understanding what affects cyclist satisfaction. She is currently applying to do her Masters in Urban Planning, focusing on sustainable transportation and is especially interested in urban planning and transportation in suburban environments. She spearheaded the Vélobstacles project, which aims to crowd source data about obstacles in the road network for cyclists to make cycling safer in the city.

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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