I am currently pursuing studies at the University of Florida in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Sociology. Though an odd, yet comprehensive, array, it is my belief that by diligent study in the aforementioned areas of the built, social, economic, political, cultural, and ecological environments of human civilization, at a global perspective, solutions to the global issues of poverty, malnutrition, homelessness, crime, and destruction of the natural environment can begin to be reached. In the future, following post-secondary studies, I intend to fabricate or join a coalition of impassioned peoples of architecture, planning, sociology, ecology, cultural studies, christian ministry, and the like to enter into the abandoned slums and forgotten neighborhoods of the world to devise solutions to the many issues facing the oppressed peoples of the world. By collectivizing the knowledge of individuals drawn to separate pursuits of study under the common and unifying goal of attacking global issues that pervade the human condition, true and lasting, global change for a brighter tomorrow can indeed be effected.
Collectivizing the individual talents of architects, planners, social workers, policy makers, cultural and ecological advocates, and craftsman to effect true change in the slums & ghettos of the world
The eradication of third world slums, urban ghettos, and forsaken villages. Now, define eradication: 1Destroy completely; 2To pull up by the roots. So, when I say the eradication of the above, I say so in a positive manner. We, as planners, architects, builders, sociologists, cultural advocates, and environmentalists must examine the roots of slums, ghettos, and villages (poverty, hunger, trafficking, negligence, energy waste, crime, and the many other factors that make up these homes to billions) to then pull those roots up and eradicate them. The term 'eradication' is not to suggest the destruction or elimination of the peoples of these slums, ghettos, and forsaken villages nor the quarantine of their geographic locations. Rather, the term 'eradication' is to be applied to the slums, ghettos, and waterless, food depleted, forsaken villages themselves. Then, we must replace these with homes and amenities to build up the peoples of the world for a better tomorrow and a brighter future.
The integration of policy, planning, architecture, social science, environmentalism, construction, and Christianity to begin to build a better world for the generations of tomorrow, of the future!
I'm new to TED, so let's get started right away! Get in touch with me and let's begin to not only discuss problems and potential solutions, but actually transcend the exchange of information via the world wide web and lets build a coalition of not just thinkers, but doers, and and let's go do something!
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