Announcement of “Being A Planning Student” Tumblr

As you may have noticed since reading my recommendation to subscribe to the “Being a Planner” Tumblr, it has not been updating regularly for a couple of weeks. Inspired, I’ve started the “Being A Planning Student” Tumblr, as linked below.

I’ll be updating it with giggle fodder every day I don’t post for The Comprehensive.

Requests and suggestions will be taken here as well as through the Tumblr page.

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Happy Belated Birthday, The Comprehensive!

Happy belated birthday to The Comprehensive (formerly known as Isteacian.) The first post ever was on my dad’s birthday, 8/8/2011, and was ‘Why I Enjoy Urban Planning’.


This map shows how many views The Comprehensive has received since February 25th, 2012 (the farthest back possible) to today (8/14/2012) in each country that has accessed any page on the site within that time frame. I imagine The Comprehensive is probably popular in Turkey due to my work with Global Site Plans’ The GRID. This does not include the highest daily view count ever which was 53 views on February 23rd, 2012. On that day, the third installment of the Comparative Book Review series (Jacobs v. Garvin) was published: Revitalizing Neighborhoods.

Data and map courtesy WordPress Stats.


The Comprehensive has surpassed 1,000 page views!
Thank you so much for your support.
This milestone does not go unrecognized or under appreciated.
This truly will be the summer of blogging.


The drafts have been written, the autobiography submitted, and the online permissions have been granted! My first post for The GRID at Global Site Plans will be live this coming Wednesday, May 23rd! A new post of mine will be up every other Wednesday there starting this week. I will post links here to my articles at The GRID as soon as they’re up. I hope to fill the weeks that aren’t published by The GRID with content here- especially over this summer. I look forward to a new and wonderful experience with GSP!

Comparative Book Review Dismay

At the beginning of this project, I had prepared to discuss five topics found in both Jacobs’ and Garvin’s books. But after reading four and dropping one for sanity’s sake, I’ve found that there just isn’t enough in common between the two to complete the topic I was most looking forward to- historic preservation. Jacobs, while she did discuss the need for old buildings economically, was about a decade at the front-end of the historic preservation movement in the US; The first federal tax incentives promoting home owners to restore and maintain their home properly was enacted about thirteen years after The Life and Death of Great American Cities was published. Garvin was very thorough and in-depth about how to finance a historic preservation district and was very informative. So, I’ll have to wrap-up without that last piece. Look forward to seeing the final cut, condensed to 3-5 pages, shortly.

Darn you, hasty ambition without thorough preparation!

On a completely awesome note: I have an interview to blog for a global company in twelve hours! Send all the good juju!

New Title and Look!

You may have noticed, if you prefer to read this on the site rather than your email, that there is a new theme in use, and a new name instilled! Things will be a little odd around here for a few days, but everything will be back, improved, or expanded upon by Monday. Enjoy the sleek shininess of the new theme and title: too much thought was put into it.

The Goal and Purpose of This Blog

The Hardest Part About This Post: Finding A Suitable Portal Meme

In order to revive my interest in this project after bouncing back from moving and coming back to college, I’ve decided to re-evaluate my cause here. So with the perfect Seattleite antique cup of lavender tea and my monkey slippers, here it goes on the eve of the 2011-2012 school year.

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