Update: Thanks for visiting! You’ll notice that there have been no updates for a little while. After spending ten months in Casablanca, followed by two years in Montreal, Québec (Canada) to obtain my Master’s in Urban Planning, I have returned to my hometown, Chicago, to pursue a career in community development.
Dernières nouvelles: Merci pour votre visite! Vous remarquerez que je n’ai rien écrit de nouveau depuis un certain temps. Après avoir passé dix mois à Casablanca, suivi de deux ans à Montréal, Québec (Canada) où j’ai obtenu mon Master en Urbanisme de l’Université de McGill, je suis de retour à Chicago. J’y compte poursuivre une carrière dans le milieu associatif.
This is my first blog, dedicated to the next two years of my life. It focuses on two main themes:
1) My upcoming trip to Morocco and all the millions of things to study and think about in preparation for a year in Casablanca; and
2) My exploration of a possible career in urban development.
This blog combines personal accounts, book and event reviews, and social commentary.
To follow this blog you don’t need to know a whole lot about Morocco, the Middle East, Chicago, or urban planning. My aim is to record observations, connect with other people interested in travel and intercultural exchange, and, as an Ambassadorial Scholar, share information about my host community and community of origin. **I urge you to leave your comments and thoughts on what you see here.** My hope is that we can use this blog as a forum for not only keeping in touch as friends but also dialoguing about the issues we’re interested in.
Ptitaptit’s banner is a part of the Casablanca skyline. To the left you can see the top of the minaret of the Hassan II mosque, the third largest in the world.