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OfficialPlanner

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Hey everyone,

Im William from Toronto, Canada. Im currently a high school student and have a deep interest in urban planning and local issues.

A planner from another urban issues forum told me about this site.
 
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Wow...a high school student. Most planners I know, myself included, didn't discover this field until their last years in college. You'll learn a lot from this site....just don't let the crazy planners scare you away. LOL :)
 

Tranplanner

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Welcome, OP. Good to see more Toronto people here on the board.

Are you planning on going to school for planning in the future?
 

GeekyBoy

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Hello and welcome William (OPer)

I am from Toronto as well, currently studying planning at Ryerson :)

GB
 

nerudite

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Hi OP...

That's awesome that you take such an interest in your community and its issues. I was also interested in planning when I was young... my mom was a geography major and worked for a planning and engineering consultant in Los Angeles, so I was kind of raised analysing the built environment. I was also into genetic engineering... but the hatred of math won out, and I became a planner.

There are a lot of great planning programs out in Ontario, so at least you live in a location conducive to your education.

Welcome to Cyburbia... and good luck with whatever occupation path you end up choosing. :)
 

OfficialPlanner

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Thanks everyone for the very warm welcome. It's good to see Geekyboy here, whom I meet in person and are members of another urban issues forum.

Tranplanner,

I'll be taking advantage of my high school Co-Op program next semister. I have chosen Urban Planning and with any luck I might get into City Hall. I figure this would be a excellent experience and will help me decide wether or not to study urban planning in the future.

nerudite,

It's nice to know others took an interest in city planning at a young age. When I was yonger I would always play Sim City, all my friends though it was a boring game :)
 
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