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(The GRID Blogger) James Gardner: Phoenix, Arizona

(The GRID Blogger) James Gardner: Phoenix, Arizona

A big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, James Gardner from Phoenix, Arizona. James Gardner is a graduate student in Urban and Environmental Planning at Arizona State University. Growing up in a small, sprawling town in Arizona, James became attracted to the field of planning and design by taking a critical look at

James GardnerA big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, James Gardner from Phoenix, Arizona.

James Gardner is a graduate student in Urban and Environmental Planning at Arizona State University. Growing up in a small, sprawling town in Arizona, James became attracted to the field of planning and design by taking a critical look at his surroundings, and realizing there is a better way to live. With a Bachelors in Public Planning from Northern Arizona University, James has received extensive education in planning, and has worked as a Planner for Yavapai County, Arizona. James is currently focused on the health effects of the built environment in the Phoenix Metro area, and the integration of this focus into topics of transportation, bicycle, and pedestrian planning. James hopes to become a Planner who advocates for a healthier built environment in order to make the cities we live in more vibrant and habitable.

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