Just joining the forum here.
Recently completed an MA in planning @ Clark University in Worcester, Mass. I've been doing a fair amount of brownfields inventory work ( enough gems in Mass to last a lifetime), local economic development work and design work for community and municipal presentations.
Looking forward to participating in the discussions. Favorite recent reads include Mike Davis' Dead Cities and his diatribe on the malfunction of San Diego (timely there); Kunstler's 'Long Emergency', Sandercock's 'Cosmopolis II', Friedmann's 'China's Urban Transition.