Entries by mbraswell

Growing Gender Equity through Gardens in Honduras

By Michelle Einstein, MURP ’19 During the weeks I spent in Honduras, I learned a lot from meeting with local community members — about gender issues for rural farmers, the generosity of strangers, and, importantly, how to properly plant sweet potatoes. This summer, I participated as a fellow through University of California’s RIFA (Research and […]

Disaster Management in the Philippines

By Justine Anne Pascual, MURP ’20, MPH ’20 I was raised in a Filipino household, but I was the only one born in the United States. Although my parents maintained the Filipino customs at home, I wasn’t exposed to the history of the Philippines, its different cultures and languages, and the current issues they face, […]

Empowering Women in Rural Communities

By Yesenia Garcia, MSW ’19 This summer I had the amazing opportunity to be an intern with IMSS (Instituto Mexicano de Servicios Sociales), which is the social services department in Mexico. More specifically, I interned for the IMSS in the state of Zacatecas and worked with two different rural communities. These vibrant communities are one […]

New Urban Reserves in the Canadian Prairies

By Daniel Iwama, Urban Planning PhD candidate As researchers trying to understand causes of social injustice, seldom do we take repossession as a subject of inquiry. In the past few months, however, I’ve been researching the formation of new First Nations reserves in Canadian cities, and thinking a lot about how land can be given […]

On shared mobility services in Singapore

By Tomoko Kanda MURP ’19 “Shared mobility” is one of the most popular phrases  in the urban planning and transportation field these days. For most of us living in California, using Uber, Lyft or e-scooters like Bird and Lime has become a daily transportation option. These new services (Uber’s official launch in San Francisco was […]

Working With the Grain

Who wins and who loses? Annie Orchier and Azad Amir-Ghassemi of NOlympics LA led a Jan. 24, 2019, discussion of the Olympic Planning Processes in Los Angeles and the growing transnational coalition against the Olympics.