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    Hello from DC!

    Hello everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself - I'm a recent grad of William & Mary, working for the federal government for a year before law school at Penn...I'm looking to apply to their MCP (or maybe MHP) program for the joint degree in the fall (I've done the GREs, rockstarred them, now just need to send in apps).

    I got interested in urban planning because I moved a lot as a kid and ended up eventually in a very blase suburban community, which led to my discovery of Duany/Plater-Zyberk and Kenneth Jackson etc. I ended up writing my thesis on suburban subsidies and socio-economic development in northern virginia in the 1930-2000 period...basically, my focus/interest lays in coping with urban growth and finding ways to reinvest in urban/inner suburban communities rather than continually expand development.

    anyways, it'll be a pleasure getting to know you all and i've really enjoyed all that i've read thus far on the page.

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    Welcome

    Quote Originally posted by jonadams
    Hello everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself - I'm a recent grad of William & Mary, working for the federal government for a year before law school at Penn...I'm looking to apply to their MCP (or maybe MHP) program for the joint degree in the fall (I've done the GREs, rockstarred them, now just need to send in apps).

    I got interested in urban planning because I moved a lot as a kid and ended up eventually in a very blase suburban community, which led to my discovery of Duany/Plater-Zyberk and Kenneth Jackson etc. I ended up writing my thesis on suburban subsidies and socio-economic development in northern virginia in the 1930-2000 period...basically, my focus/interest lays in coping with urban growth and finding ways to reinvest in urban/inner suburban communities rather than continually expand development.

    anyways, it'll be a pleasure getting to know you all and i've really enjoyed all that i've read thus far on the page.

    Welcome to Cyburbia and your chosen field, as well. Just keep on posting.

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    Welcome from the Florida panhandle. Ignore that noise you hearing coming from NW Ohio. It's just a Bear looking for a new place in the woods.
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    Welcome from a NoVa planner
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    Hello, from Irving, TX!
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    Quote Originally posted by PlannerGirl
    Welcome from a NoVa planner

    whaaaaaaaaaaat? there's planning in nova? I'm moving out of Fairfax to DC in a couple weeks- a never-ending sea of opulence and automobiles is nice, but not my cup o' tea.

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    Lol there is some planning in NoVa, mostly in Arlington but the states horrid problem with being ate up with Dillons rule makes life as a planner very very very hard. I stick mostly to housing now.
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    Quote Originally posted by jonadams
    whaaaaaaaaaaat? there's planning in nova? I'm moving out of Fairfax to DC in a couple weeks- a never-ending sea of opulence and automobiles is nice, but not my cup o' tea.

    Yes, young fellah- there is some planning in nova:


    http://www.epa.gov/dced/arlington.htm

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...042702144.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit...ed_development

    http://www.arlingtonva.us/NewsReleas...asp?Index=1969

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    Quote Originally posted by Man With a Plan
    Yes, young fellah- there is some planning in nova:

    yeah, true, arlington and alexandria do well...but i was thinking more along the Fairfax/ Loudon/PWC/etc lines...it seems like every attempt at smart growth gets stymied with concerns over price/taxes/etc

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    Welcome from NW Ohio. See the Bear. See the Bear run. See the Bear run down to the Florida Panhandle and mess with RJ's pool. See RJ dance the dance that so many have danced when they messed with

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    Greetings

    Quote Originally posted by jonadams
    Hello everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself - I'm a recent grad of William & Mary, working for the federal government for a year before law school at Penn...I'm looking to apply to their MCP (or maybe MHP) program for the joint degree in the fall (I've done the GREs, rockstarred them, now just need to send in apps).

    I got interested in urban planning because I moved a lot as a kid and ended up eventually in a very blase suburban community, which led to my discovery of Duany/Plater-Zyberk and Kenneth Jackson etc. I ended up writing my thesis on suburban subsidies and socio-economic development in northern virginia in the 1930-2000 period...basically, my focus/interest lays in coping with urban growth and finding ways to reinvest in urban/inner suburban communities rather than continually expand development.

    anyways, it'll be a pleasure getting to know you all and i've really enjoyed all that i've read thus far on the page.
    Pleased to meet you. I have spent quite a bit of time in DC.

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    Greetings from someone moving to DC.
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