Since I started writing for The Grid, I’ve been able to cover a mix of social media trends that relate to architecture and planning as well as specific, local examples of good planning and design here in Philadelphia and in my hometown, New York. I’ve also covered conferences, blogs, new technology, world events, and even Twitter. I’ve also seen our staff and blogging team grow from four initial writers to an international array of students, professionals, and academics. Writing for this site has been fun. It’s been keeping me in check, keeping me focused on new and important trends, and in the process, I’ve learned so much from my fellow writers.
Nevertheless, all good things must come to an end, and sadly, it is time for me to step back from the blogging spotlight. This past December, I accepted a position to become the official voice of The Grid through our Twitter account @GlobalSitePlans. Going forward, I have decided that it would be best to focus more time on amplifying our blog’s voice and social media reach through Twitter, and use my new role to make sure that every blogger on The Grid can reach as many people as possible. While I am going to miss providing a continuous stream of articles and content on this site, I am excited to still be a part of Global Site Plans, and look forward to making all of our bloggers shine through the web, especially Twitter.