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.