Top 20 Civil / Structural Engineering Websites of 2016
by Sarah Essbai
The Global Grid's third ranking of 2016 (don’t miss our landscape architecture and urban planning lists) brings you the twenty most popular civil and structural engineering websites. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers webs...
Chicago Blogger Hannah Flynn Says Farewell to The Global Grid
by Hannah Flynn
A little over six months ago, I was weathering my final winter as an Environmental Studies student at the University of Chicago. I was knee-deep in midterms and my BA Thesis. I was also planning to interview with Ren...
Young Vancouverites Discuss Housing Affordability at “A Future We Can’t Afford”
by Amy Do
Amidst conversation surrounding housing affordability issues in the Metro Vancouver area, young Vancouverites came together at the Museum of Vancouver on April 22, 2016 to discuss issues relating to the housing marke...
Los Angeles Blogger Sophia Huynh Says Farewell to The Global Grid
by Sophia Huynh
When I first applied to be a blogger for The Global Grid, I was a civil engineering student looking to learn more about the field outside of a university lecture hall. Growing up in the Los Angeles, I knew L.A. was a...
Residents Fight to Save Los Angeles’ Wyvernwood Apartments from Demolition
by Sophia Huynh
When Los Angeles city officials announced a plan to demolish and redevelop the historic Wyvernwood Apartments of Boyle Heights into a space featuring a mixture of homes, stores, and offices in 2007, a debate was spar...
St. Paul, Minnesota’s Eugene McCarthy Post Office Underwent Historic Redevelopment
by Tam Nguyen
The two conjoining projects of Custom House apartments and Hyatt Place hotel are one of the biggest development projects completed in 2016 for St. Paul, Minnesota. Towering over the East side of the Twin Cities, alon...
New "Safe Sleep Policy" Legalizes Homeless Camping in Portland, Oregon
by Kevin Gooley
Portland's homeless population has been on a steady increase the past several years, eventually forcing the city to declare a homeless emergency at the end of 2015. This gave the city power to waive land-use restrict...
Quinn Harding Says Farewell to The Global Grid from New York City
by Quinn Harding
My time as an architectural blogger began in October of 2015. I saw this internship as an opportunity to explore New York City and learn more about my hometown city. Going to college in Pennsylvania allowed me to lea...
Chicago Residents Utilizing Gentrification Index to Identify At-Risk Neighborhoods
by Hannah Flynn
Long-time residents of Chicago’s Pilsen, Logan Square, and Bridgeport communities have complained anecdotally that their neighborhoods are gentrifying. John J. Betancur and Youngjun Kim, researchers with the Voorhees...
Cyclofix Expands At-Home and Business Bicycle Repairs in Paris, France
by Carmen Phillips
It’s an old Starnord bike from the 1970s unearthed at a used bike store, too grey and dusty to attract attention, but I assure you it goes fast. Just put your feet on the pedals and push. That said, the last few time...
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