Franny Ritchie is a Watershed Conservation Educator for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.
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Franny Ritchie graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 and recently completed a master’s degree in environmental history, with a concentration in the history of urban planning, from the University at Albany. She became interested in questions of urban space and sustainability while teaching at Phillips Academy, Andover in 2005 and was part of a committee to bring a sustainability coordinator to the school, an interest she carried with her into graduate school. Currently she is working as a Watershed Conservation Educator for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, a Student Conservation Agency appointment. After a one-year stint with Audubon, she plans to pursue a joint JD/MUP.

Recent Posts

July 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
The Chicago Tribune interviews Josh Squire, the entrepreneur responsible for Chicago's bike sharing pilot program.
Chicago Tribune
July 14, 2010, 5am PDT
After three years of false starts, there is renewed interest in a congestion pricing plan for the Chicago area.
Chicago Tribune
June 22, 2010, 12pm PDT
A pilot bike-sharing program will debut this summer in downtown Chicago.
Chicago Now
June 14, 2010, 8am PDT
Mayor Daley's successes in downtown Chicago have attracted attention worldwide, but what about the rest of the city? Greg Hinz and Steven R. Strahler say Daley has fixed downtown but not the city's neighborhoods.
Chicago Business
March 18, 2010, 1pm PDT
Mayor Bing of Detroit has announced an intention to "right-size" the city. Ed Glaeser talks about what that might mean.
NYTimes Economix Blog
February 5, 2010, 10am PST
Voters in Colorado Springs, Colorado voted against an increase in property taxes in November. Now they're getting a lesson in what taxes pay for, as city services cut back on water, electricity and maintenance.
Denver Post
February 4, 2010, 1pm PST
Other cities have opened up tall buildings to the public; Pittsburgh envisions doing the same with US Steel, which has a 1-acre flat roof.
PopCity Magazine
February 4, 2010, 12pm PST
Witold Rybczynski takes a look at architecture that has fared poorly with time.
February 4, 2010, 6am PST
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
NYTimes: Opinionator Blog
January 11, 2010, 6am PST
In a new working paper called “The Greenness of China: Household Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development,” Siqi Zheng, Rui Wang, Edward L. Glaeser, and Matthew E. Kahn rank 74 Chinese cities in terms of their household carbon footprints.