May 21 2013

(The GRID Blogger) Sophie Plottel: Shanghai, China

Sophie PlottelA big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Sophie Plottel in Shanghai, China.

Sophie Plottel is a recent graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a minor concentration in Global Development Studies. A native of Vancouver, Canada, she is interested in the continuing efforts of cities to adapt their policies and development strategies in response to climate change. Inspired by her hometown’s commitment to the environment, she hopes to bring this type of sustainable lifestyle to cities around the world. She is interested in policies of sustainable urban development in emerging cities. While currently living in China, she has become actively involved in Shanghai’s emerging environmental movement and enjoys exploring the city’s vibrant and diverse streetscape.

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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