Welcome. This blog was created to discuss issues related to my interest in urban design and cities. I’m currently a sophomore in architecture at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. I’ve spent nearly all my life in Iowa, growing up in Cedar Rapids. At this point I’m unsatisfied with the urbanity and offerings of Iowa cities so I don’t see myself staying here in the future. I plan to go to graduate school for urban design or planning after I graduate from ISU in 2011. Right now I’m very interested in the University of Maryland, and the entire Washington – Baltimore region. My future posts will concern a variety of topics related to urban design and development. Thanks for reading.