I've been a planner for over 35 years working in the public and private sectors. My work ranged from urban design to open space planning - and just about everything in between. Most recently I was working for a state planning agency but lost my job when the rotten budget conditions in NJ forced deep funding cuts and staff reductions. I've been casting about for new directions but, and I'm sure this comes as quite a shock, jobs are a tad scarce out there. I'm hoping things will turn around eventually. In the meantime I look forward to communicating with the planners in Cyburbia.