Hi my name is Darren Proulx. I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I am currently a student in the Simon Fraser University Masters of Urban Studies program, where I am looking to develop my understanding and prepare myself for a career in urban and transportation planning or sustainable development. I also have four years of experience in engineering, with2 years of project engineering with a University of Alberta B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering. This blog is meant to be a forum to discuss issues that are affecting our urban environments. Since input is important for urban planning, I welcome any advice or viewpoints that you may have that are different from mine.