Sometimes, being a city planning masters student really rocks. I have competent undergrads to collect my field data. I get to make maps and spreadsheets to my heart’s content.
The Berkeley Energy Resource Collaborative hosts a poster competition with fabulous prizes each year. Last month, my dear friend (and Nature-published microbiology post doc) invited me to collaborate on a poster.
I’ve averaged 500 words a day since class started last week. Here are some of the other bits I’m proud of.
“What if BART charged the same price for every trip?” * “How much money would BART have to charge to have a 100% farebox recovery?” ** These are the sort of random questions my friends asked me in the last week without realizing I spent a whole semester of Transportation Policy class modeling those exact […]
My presentation on Oakland’s parklet program won an honor prize at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s “Circus”. Not a bad practice run for the APA conference in April. Update: I won the top poster prize. Cool. To celebrate, I ordered my poster tube to take to LA.
The nine things I’m doing right now at Berkeley and elsewhere.
My piece on the “green tyranny” of strategic regional planning.
The second most frustrating thing at the Transportation Camp West unconference was the “Making Transit Sexy” discussion. My exasperation returned when I stumbled upon this article. “Transit-oriented everything,” said one attendee. “Fix crappy cabs,” said another. ”Public transit — sexy!” ”Fix Clipper now!” ”Multimodal transit haiku.” “What about a ‘Report a Problem’ app?” an audience member suggested. Frequent […]