Auburn, AL | Undergrad & Grad School
Masters of Community Planning | MCP
Community Planning is the marriage between people and their surroundings. It is how the built environment influences human behavior and interaction. It is daylighting the frames and systems that shape our cities and the lives of people within them. The built environment and our places within them are not accidental. The discipline shapes where we live, work, and play, all of which affect our health and wellbeing. It requires us as planners to be intentional about how we plan, design, and distribute those spaces to promote better health and social outcomes.
Lee County Migration
Migration patterns in the contiguous United States to and from Lee County (home of Auburn University) and how it ties in to the local and state economy. We looked at the location quotient and shift-share analysis of industry sectors relative to the state of Alabama.
Walker County, AL.
Quantitative Research Methods
A quality, professional quality Demographic and Economic Profile on Walker County. This includes population analysis and projections using Linear and Geometric models and Male and Female Cohort Component Calculations. This also features Dissimilarity, Isolation, and Interaction calculations.
A deeper dive into the Victor Tulane community was conducted from this overarching Plan to address the site and community-specific challenges further. This site-specific Plan aims to redevelop the Victor Tulane community into a prosperous area of Montgomery. Housing is about more than a unit being built, a policy approach, or a percentage of income; housing is about people and community.
Throughout the semester, I worked on community-based qualitative research on the topic of parking in Downtown Auburn. This involved gathering personal experience, introspection, interviews, and cultural texts and productions, along with observational, historical and interactional research.
This assignment asked us to study Montgomery, Alabama and ask questions about the larger context of West Montgomery (home of Mobile St.) across various scales and through several lenses. The questions asked and the presentation of the findings through text and drawings will form the basis of the design decisions
It is important to think about Cities; their character, physical form, and most critical and interesting contemporary urban design challenges. The City as a Garden of Ideas is a metaphor with implications for The City itself as well as how we might think about urban growth and change.
Bachelors of Science in Environmental Design | BSEV
Environmental Design is the process of rethinking or revitalizing the built environment and enhancing the user experience while also considering different factors and parameters (such as budget, stakeholders, etc.). It places an emphasis on human-centric design, the idea of systems thinking through holistic approaches. This allows me to better help people by designing with them, instead of for them.