The Unlikely Journey Of A Future Planner

The Los Angeles Times chronicles the story of a UC Berkeley honors student who spent a semester sleeping in parks.
June 9, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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First he couldn’t get admitted, then he ended up sleeping in parks for a semester, but persistent Duane De Witt wound up a commencement speaker... When he left active duty, De Witt studied briefly at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, where he was amazed by a social safety net where few people -- even the mentally ill -- went homeless. The idea inspired him to one day pursue a career in helping American poor acquire the same adequate low-cost housing... He's been accepted into UC Berkeley's prestigious graduate program in city and regional planning.

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Published on Sunday, June 8, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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