Passions, Priorities and Perpetual Motion

These last few months have been a blur for me. I started a new full-time position with a planning department. I wrote an intensive application for a graduate scholarship. I began a number of graduate school applications. I hung out with friends. I went on some dates. I ramped up my work on Drexel Smart […]

The Future of Our Built Environment

According to the Center for Built Environment Research in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast: “Modern built environment research combines innovations in materials, interaction of people with the built environment, meeting social needs of housing, simulation studies for energy efficiency in the built environment, and the use of space, […]

Intellectual and Artistic Works

I stumbled upon a great statement while reading The Macintosh Way by Guy Kawaski. “Macintosh software products are intellectual and artistic works. Like painting, sculpture, or music, they cannot be combined and remain either intellectual or artistic.” This statement is exactly how I was thinking as I delivered my opinion during last year’s executive board […]

Physical Determinism vs Cultural Difference

I need to thank my urban studio professors for somehow selecting me as the one student in our section to read Peter┬áCalthorpe’s The Next American Metropolis in order to brief my peers. The book is written by a practitioner and not a pure academic. It may just be me, but it appeals. I find it […]

Momentum is One Tough Cookie to Break

Today was rather interesting. I learned more of the fine-tuned workings of an institution of higher education. This time, the lesson seems to be that momentum is one tough cookie to break … particularly when the economy is not “on your side” as it currently is not. I keep hearing people lamenting the slow down […]