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The Last Post

It has been many week since I have written a post. This is due to a variety of reasons. I am currently working as an intern at the United States Senate. I am involved in variety of projects and activities related to a variety of topics. My primary focus has been active transportation in relation… Continue reading The Last Post

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Free Spaces Make for Protest Places

Gathering space for people is important for human society. Take the example of Puerta del Sol in Madrid, Spain. I spent a fair amount of time in this incredible space just a few months ago. It is truly the Sol ~ soul of the entire country. Every road radiates outward from this point to places… Continue reading Free Spaces Make for Protest Places

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The Central Avenue Corridor, Albuquerque, NM

In my GEOG 416E geovisualization class, we recently completed a lab. The premise of this lab was based on comparing the properties of Google Map/Google Earth vs. ArcGIS as geovisualization tools. For my project, I decided to do a cultural and spatial interpretation of the Central Avenue corridor in Albuquerque from a urban planning perspective.… Continue reading The Central Avenue Corridor, Albuquerque, NM

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Recent Developments: Back in Tucson and the Living Streets Alliance

NOTE: This was a post I had started a few months back before spring semester commenced. Since then, things have become infinitely more busy. However, now I have a better idea of the direction I want to move in. This post is a combination of the old material I had previously written and newer updates… Continue reading Recent Developments: Back in Tucson and the Living Streets Alliance

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New Title, New Vision, New Ideas

Here I am, back again. I have not written in a very long time. This is due to the fact that I am in España (Spain)! I will be in Europe until early January and then return to the University of Arizona for one and a half more semesters. The first item I would like… Continue reading New Title, New Vision, New Ideas

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ART or GRAFFITI?

I have just completed my short five day stay in Madrid, España and am now in Alcala de Henares to begin my actual studies. Though I usually write about transportation, I am interested in anything remotely related to urban form and development and this topic is definitely related. During my adventures through Madrid (by foot… Continue reading ART or GRAFFITI?

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The Layers of NYC

Yesterday, I spent the day touring New York City. I saw many interesting bits of urbanism, from the World Trade Center construction site (which, after years of delays, is finally being reconstructed) to the High Line (an old raised urban railroad that has now been turned into a spectacular park/public space). New York City is… Continue reading The Layers of NYC

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Beantown: Urban Form and Function

Density: The part of Boston I am staying in (Back Bay) is quite dense, especially compared to the rest of the United States. This makes sense as Boston is one of the oldest American cities. It is also very diverse and educated, being home to a massive number of universities. The city itself is different… Continue reading Beantown: Urban Form and Function

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Power to the People: Take Power from the States and Give It to the CITIES!

Today, I came across this great article from the site Next American City. The article basically discusses the problem with federal money being distributed to state governments: Indeed, the strength of state governments in making transportation decisions is one of the primary culprits for the highway-dependent state of the American landscape, in addition to the… Continue reading Power to the People: Take Power from the States and Give It to the CITIES!