I hope the new year finds everyone well. Aside from the new year, the new administration, and the economy, I find myself relocated to the City of Seattle where I have begun my transition from engineering to the field of urban planning. Long ago, I decided that my blog was more than a past time and I was dedicated to becoming an integral part of the urbanization movement taking place the world over. I intend to obtain the necessary tools to effect positive changes in the urban environment wherever I end up in the future. Those that know me know that my heart remains in Albuquerque and that I hope to one day play a vital role in shaping the city. Unfortunately, due to my absence, I will be unable to update UrbanABQ as often as I would like. I do, however, intend to relate some of my coursework and revelations to the Duke City. And with that, here's wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous 2009.