Good people of Cyburbia -
I am currently trying to decide whether or not to apply to graduate school for a MUP or equivalent.
I have over the last year become fascinated with the field of planning. However, since all my interest has been derived from the books of Jane Jacobs and Kevin Lynch, articles in the paper and Planetizen, newsletters and the sort, I feel that I may be viewing the field in grandiose terms and perhaps through rose-colored glasses.
I figure that the best way to get a handle on the field is to talk to as many people as possible who are involved within it.
And now we come back to the title of this thread:
If you are in San Francisco, or nearby surroundings, and would like to chat with me about the profession that you have carved out for yourself within the world of urban planning and design over a nice cold brew or two, I'd love to hear your stories, both good and bad. And, I'll buy all of that nice cold beer.
If you don't happen to be in the surrounds of the San Francisco bay area, but would like to share stories with me in the knowledge that after reading them I will toast your name, I would also appreciate written accounts -- either posted here or emailed to me.
I look forward to learning from all interested in teaching,