I'm completely new to this website, but it seems like a cool place to hang out.
I'm a Geographer with a longstanding interest in environmental issues. I've developed a bit of an obsession with urban planning after living in 5 very different cities (from a planning standpoint) in the last several years. I hope to launch a career in environmental journalism.
I said "southern cal" because I am in denial that I am living in San Diego and not Pasadena (where we moved from). Anyway, I'm slowly adjusting to this city, though am not quite there yet. It has some nice areas (Little Italy, Hillcrest, La Jolla) but not much authentic culture.