Urbanter is the student voice of the Program on Urban Studies. It’s our hope that it will echo the diversity of our collective interests in urban design, social justice, transportation, education, sociology, research and everything in between.
This is a forum to share the connections between what we learn in school and the ways we experience cities in our own lives. It is erotica for urbanists. But more than that we hope to showcase the eclectic vibrancy of Urban Studies, for current students, alumni and the larger community. We want to constantly remind ourselves how changing, awe inspiring and relevant our academic path is for every person on this globe.
The Urbanter Team:
Aurora Bassett one of the founders of urbanter, a Cities in Comparative Perspective major who plans to work and study cities in the global south, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. She has lived multiple years in Harare and New York City and spent some time in Cape Town and Goa. She loves scifi and the intersections of health and planning. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerad Hanono is a junior Urban Studies major from San Diego and has studied in Santiago, Chile, and Cape Town, South Africa. He is interested in interesting things about interesting places. These tend to include urban development and planning and their shaping effects on the individual urban experience as well as the commoditization of cities through globalization.
Keith Knapp is an urban studies senior who agrees with Tocqueville that cities are the inherently natural level of government and hopes to spend his life expanding the influence of local governments in the lives of their citizens. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Taylor McAdam is an urban studies major because she loves pondering outlandish, but not impossible, conceptions of future cities. Our homes are not going to change overnight, but disciplines like urban studies provide the space to take steps in new directions. Taylor’s main interests are in green design, public landscaping and urban infrastructure. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna Ponting has self-designed her concentration, Urban Design and Sustainability, because she believes that the beauty and excitement of city life can be environmentally and socially conscious. She is interested in social equity and responsibility, as well as architecture and design. She was raised in San Diego and loves to travel, run, and eat. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Ellie Titus is majoring in urban studies with a concentration on food, agriculture and the environment. Raised in Ferndale, Calif., she plans to pursue a career in journalism. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.