COVID Diary: Sampling Shimo

As society grapples with COVID, I am reminiscing about past travel experiences, starting with a once-in-a-lifetime April 2019 trip to Japan. For the…

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COVID Diary: An Urbanist Goes to Japan

Exactly a year ago, I spent two weeks exploring Japan with my husband. After seven days in Tokyo, we visited Kanazawa, Osaka, Nara,…

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Taiwan 101: Urban Planning Lessons from the Beautiful Island

Until recently, Taiwan has been just a distant place I knew little about, that seemed fascinating, but one I never imagined I would…

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An Urban Planner Travels to Japan

Throughout most of high school, in the early 2000s, I was enamored with all things involving Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga) at…

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