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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
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.
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.
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.
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