Just wondering how the various cyburbians got started in the planning profession. What led you to it? What made you decide that it was for you?
While I am not a planner quite yet, my interest in it came a long time ago when I was a kid. I was always interested in city maps and was fascinated with the way cities were put together. Whenever I watched a movie with my parents, I could guess the film location just by seeing the skyline of whatever city it was in. Later on, when I was about 13 or so, the game SimCity came out for the Super Nintendo. I rented it out of curiosity and the rest is history. I went and bought the game and spent a ridiculous amount of time designing my dream cities. I also fought for a long time to build the "Megalopolis" (your population had to reach a certain number and it was very hard to get to) but eventually pulled it off. It was after that point that I started reading more about urban planning and gaining more of an interest. When we would go on road trips, I would memorize the population of every single city and town along the way. It got to where I would give the pop. of a town before we passed the city limits sign and my dad would check if I got it right or not..... hahah! What a nerd, huh?
Anyway, enough about me. What about the rest of you?