City girl who moved from Chicago to LA then back to Chicago to follow her dream of being an urban planner. Rants, raves, insight and gobbledegook with some style.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I thought math was for engineers
It's been a long time since I've done math. Math for the past few years has consisted of subtracting my rent check amount from the balance in my checking account to make sure the check doesn't bounce. Now I'm doing linear formulas and quadratic equations. NO ONE EVER TOLD ME PLANNERS DO MATH!! I've met and worked with plenty of planners. Not one mentioned doing algebra. Is it some trick to lure future planners by showing them colorful master plans then BOOM! hit them with equations for marginal cost and price elasticity? So far it hasn't been too bad. But I'd much rather doodle and draw pretty streetscapes all day.