The 5 Stages of Development Grief →
Here is a guest contribution I did for an awesome blog called Streets.MN. I highly suggest you add them to your daily reading list.
The Delicate Design of Public Space and the Battle...
If you’ve ever taken a sociology class you probably read about Max Weber and Georg Simmel; two of the first urban sociologists to study urban social life and how factors such as race, class, gender and economics change the ways people interact with the urban environment and public spaces. Think of a public space you know. What do people do there? Do they eat lunch? Read? Talk on the phone? What...
Student of the City is Moving to New York!
Student of the City (the Minneapolitan Urban Studies Nerd) will be re-locating this summer to New York City for a Masters of Urban Planning program. I am very excited for this new adventure. Thank you to everyone who has been so encouraging in my writing. I will continue to blog before, during and after I settle into my new home, where ever that will be…
The Importance of Urban Agriculture
My first urban garden was a 5x3 foot weed pit behind my rented duplex. With my landlady’s permission, I dug out the weeds and threw the coffee grounds from my french press and some organic compost into the dirt. My mission was simple: salsa ingredients, hopefully enough for a few jars. This was my first attempt at gardening, let alone on the bath mat sized part of the “back yard” which was more...