Category Archives: city planning

How to learn to interpret zoning code?

When I interned as a planning intern for the Town of Moraga, I learned about current planning and the development review process. Part of a planner’s role is to help applicants (i.e. homeowners, business owners, developers, etc.) who want to … Continue reading

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Where does your garbage go?


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Why big data firms are missing out on a potential market: urban sustainability

The City of San Francisco has mapped all the trees as part of an effort to map and illustrate the health, water, air quality, and economic benefits of trees. One such site showing these benefits is UrbanForestMap ( Here’s a … Continue reading

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Mapping Morsels | A Day In the Life of Linda

One of the pieces I’m working on right now is creating a map highlighting how food businesses (grocery stores/restaurants/cafes) create destinations where people come and bring communities together. The above is a draft of a map I’m working on right … Continue reading

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I’ve graduated!

  Time to move on to a new chapter.

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Building a New China Dream

April 29, 2013 — Today China has over 300 million middle class consumers – but that number is expected to grow to more than 800 million by 2025. These changes will put unprecedented pressure on our Earth’s limited natural resources. In … Continue reading

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TEDxTaipei 2013: City of Heartbeats

The TEDxTaipei page recently created a page on a TEDxTaipei event in Daodecheng: City of Heartbeats. A lot of talks are in English, and explicitly tackle with issues related to urban development, environmental sustainability, and design issues. Here’s a bio … Continue reading

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