Tag Archives: Planning
Despite what many of my friends from my time as an undergraduate at UCLA have dubbed “crossing over to the dark side,” attending USC for graduate school is one of the best choices I’ve ever made. In just one semester, I’ve met some of the kindest, most amazing people I could imagine, started an internship that has already proven to be incredibly valuable, and completely altered and inspired my perspective on urban planning. Any and all apprehension I once had regarding my decision to come to Price to complete my Master of Planning degree has been entirely replaced by pride in my school and optimism for what is to come……
Because Los Angeles is such a large city, it has the ability to offer endless opportunities and experiences for its residents and visitors alike. From its sunny beaches to its world-class museums and art galleries, there is always something new to see and do! I’ve since come to discover a few unique characteristics about LA that I love, which have made me realize that I never want to leave this city….
As an MPL who’s interested in economic development both as an academic study and real-world application, this past summer was an ideal situation to synthesize my coursework into an internship opportunity. This past summer I interned at the City of San Mateo’s Economic Development Department… Continue reading
What could have been a normal summer for 2nd year Masters of Planning students Roger Pardo, David Weissglass, and myself, Patrick Martinez, has turned out to be the exact opposite. After traveling halfway around the world, I found myself in … Continue reading
On July 1st, 2005 Antonio R. Villaraigosa was sworn into office as Mayor of the City of Los Angeles with a rallying cry for all Angelenos: “Dream with me.” He challenged citizens to think big about how Los Angeles can become a world leader by changing the way we envision the future of our City.
A centerpiece of the Mayor’s vision has been re-imagining transportation, mobility, and livability throughout Los Angeles. As an Urban Planner, former New Yorker, and car-free Angeleno, I am proud to play a part in this transformation.
Upon enrolling at the Price school in fall 2009, I knew that Los Angeles was a city with massive potential, and a city on the move.