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Renée Elaine Sazci

Renée Sazci is the Founder & CEO of The Global Grid. In June 2014 Renée moved from Istanbul, Turkey, where she'd lived for four years, to return to the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Top 10 Landscape Architecture Jobs Search Websites

by Renée Elaine Sazci

In 2014, The Global Grid first published the Top 10 Landscape Architecture Jobs Search Websites ranking. We reviewed that year’s ranking and continued our search for the best job boards and websites to aide in a landscap... Read article

Top 20 Landscape Architecture Websites of 2018

by Renée Elaine Sazci

In celebration of April's World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2018), we are giving our 2018 annual ranking of the top 20 most visited landscape architecture websites an early start (2017 was published in October). T... Read article

15 Must-Read Urbanism Books Written by Women

by Renée Elaine Sazci

When you search the Top 100 urban planning and development, architecture, or built environment books on Amazon you may notice the abundance of male voices, male authors. This book list is meant for men and women alike - ... Read article

Top 20 Active Transportation Websites of 2017: Highlighting the Top 10

by Renée Elaine Sazci

This year, The Global Grid has expanded its horizons beyond the Top 20 lists covered for the past five years (urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture and engineering). This new list dives into active transpo... Read article

#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Kennith George Reflects from Wenatchee, WA

by Renée Elaine Sazci

“Relevant, innovative and cutting edge” is how Kennith describes The Grid. Nearly two years since blogging, from November 2011 to November 2012, Kennith George was with The Grid in its infancy and has seen it grow. W... Read article

#IAMTHEGRID: One Year Later Michael Jenkins Reflects from Oakland, California

by Renée Elaine Sazci

“Progressive and illuminating” is how Michael describes his experience with The Grid. Blogging from Nothinghamshire, England between January and June 2013 after finishing his MBA studies, it’s been a little over a ye... Read article

#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Jordan Rockerbie Reflects from Montreal, Canada

by Renée Elaine Sazci

“Globally diverse content” Jordan encapsulates The Grid in three words. Between June and December 2012 Jordan Rockerbie joined The Grid blogging team from Kelowna, British Columbia and Banff, Alberta, Canada. Now, al... Read article

Camlica Mosque to Mark Istanbul’s Skyline

by Renée Elaine Sazci

This post is also available in Turkish. The highest point in Istanbul is Camlica Hill. At 288 meters, it can be seem from most vantage points throughout the city. On May 29, 2012 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoga... Read article

Istanbul Siluetine Yeni Bir Damga: Camlica Camisi

by Renée Elaine Sazci

Bu metin İngilizce dilinde de mevcuttur. Çamlıca Tepesi, İstanbul’un en yüksek noktası. 288 metre yüksekliğindeki tepe şehrin neredeyse her noktasından görülebiliyor. 29 Mayıs 2012’de Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan bu ... Read article

Access for All: Our #thegrid Social Equity and Inclusiveness Twitter Chat Recap

by Renée Elaine Sazci

After raising the question of how to achieve social equity and inclusiveness in urban planning, within our previous post, Global Site Plans’ The Grid and the Center for Social Inclusion turned to Twitter and #thegrid for... Read article

We Want your Opinion: Weigh-in Regarding the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

by Renée Elaine Sazci

The Camlica Mosque, or Çamlıca Camii in Turkish, is located at Istanbul, Turkey’s Çamlıca Hill. Upon completion, the project will have a 110,000 square meter (1,184,030 square feet) footprint, serving 29,700 people fro... Read article

Camlica Camii Projesi Hakkinda Gorusunuz Nedir?

by Renée Elaine Sazci

Çamlıca Camii Projesi İstanbul’da Çamlıca Tepesi için düşünülen, tamamlandığında 110.000 metrekare alan büyüklüğüne sahip olacak ve 29.700 nüfuslu Kısıklı Mahallesi’nde bulunacak bir projedir. Hâlihazırda kamuoyundan ç... Read article

Lack of Participatory Planning is to Blame: Istanbul, Turkey Faces-Off on Day-Five

by Renée Elaine Sazci

As a foreigner making her home in Istanbul, Turkey, I feel honored to hear the noise in the streets, the sounds of banging pots and traditional Turkish coffee carafes, honking horns, and chants; Turkish solidarity. And... Read article