Hello, especially to all new planning master's students (and those in related fields).
I just started up on Cyburbia recently and wanted to connect with others new to the planning world, like myself. I'm guessing there will be an influx of new minds to the portal since yesterday, thousands of new planning students just made up their minds about where to attend this coming fall.
I wanted to take advantage of this influx and start to form a link with this group that will hopefully last through school and then some. By no means am I trying to shut out any grizzled planning vets who might also be joining Cyburbia for the first time. I just think the new planning students are a unique group who are hungry for new knowledge and ideas, and are still very idealistic and impressionable at this time. I think we have a relatively novel perspective on many planning issues, and would greatly benefit from creating a nexus of new questions, ideas and visions.
So, before this becomes novel-length...
I have no hard-and-fast agenda here, just a desire to start opening lines of communication with the few, the proud...the idealistic--the new planning students.
To start introductions...I will be beginning the Master of City and Regional Planning program at Georgia Tech this fall. I plan to specialize in Land Development, with particular interests in community development and revitalization. I hail from the Boston area, went undergrad at Michigan and have been sticking around since.
Looking forward to meeting all you other planning plebes...