Category Archives: Alumni Work

Little Libraries Building Communities

For the last ten years of my life university libraries have spoiled me. Where else can I go browsing for cookbooks and come home with a 1951 copy of the YWCA’s “Cookery Book of Malaya,” the more academically slanted “Can

Little Libraries Building Communities

For the last ten years of my life university libraries have spoiled me. Where else can I go browsing for cookbooks and come home with a 1951 copy of the YWCA’s “Cookery Book of Malaya,” the more academically slanted “Can

Gleaning from local farms to urban tables

Food is both a necessity and a luxury for many today. In particular the local food movement, although thriving in the U.S., is still unaffordable for some compared to cheaper mass-produced items at a supermarket. Thankfully cities like New York

Gleaning from local farms to urban tables

Food is both a necessity and a luxury for many today. In particular the local food movement, although thriving in the U.S., is still unaffordable for some compared to cheaper mass-produced items at a supermarket. Thankfully cities like New York

Small Interventions for Good

In the last six months I moved from a large Asian city to a small town in upstate New York, quit my job at a large university and now work for a much smaller organization, a coffee shop. I also

Small Interventions for Good

In the last six months I moved from a large Asian city to a small town in upstate New York, quit my job at a large university and now work for a much smaller organization, a coffee shop. I also

Helping Through the Haze

Singapore has made international news lately because of last week’s historic haze.  I was in Malaysia all week for a camp with my church and missed the worst thus far, however many others were not as fortunate.  During the whole week

Helping Through the Haze

Singapore has made international news lately because of last week’s historic haze.  I was in Malaysia all week for a camp with my church and missed the worst thus far, however many others were not as fortunate.  During the whole week

Basically Sessions: Hosting Singapore’s Arts Community

In my last two years in Singapore I have found myself exploring, researching and even becoming involved in hosting community arts events.  A few weeks ago my friends and I organized our sixth Basically Session in collaboration with our friends

Basically Sessions: Hosting Singapore’s Arts Community

In my last two years in Singapore I have found myself exploring, researching and even becoming involved in hosting community arts events.  A few weeks ago my friends and I organized our sixth Basically Session in collaboration with our friends

Space to Imagine: Singapore’s Playgrounds

Playgrounds don’t often find their way into urban planning studies, but recently a set of “old school” playgrounds in Singapore has become quite popular, inspiring works of  art, a digital book, design products, and more importantly a conversation about how

Space to Imagine: Singapore’s Playgrounds

Playgrounds don’t often find their way into urban planning studies, but recently a set of “old school” playgrounds in Singapore has become quite popular, inspiring works of  art, a digital book, design products, and more importantly a conversation about how

Hi people. Its been too long…

Yes it has been entirely too long since I last wrote here.  Last week though I went to this event in Naples, Italy where I had the opportunity to catch up with old friends from NYU that are working for

Hi people. Its been too long…

Yes it has been entirely too long since I last wrote here.  Last week though I went to this event in Naples, Italy where I had the opportunity to catch up with old friends from NYU that are working for