I’m in the new University of Louisville commercial. Feeling a great deal of love from my alma mater! It’s mutual!
Look for the big buddha picture. That’s me. Can’t believe I saw myself on ESPN!
Let’s see now…
Day 1: Copious amounts of travel and free wine on my international flight. Admittedly, I spontaneously booked the flight from LAX to Nairobi only 30 hours before it took off. I was certain I would be on some sort of terrorist watch list. But ahh, I made it to Kenya without a hitch.
Day 2: I play with monkeys in Nairobi City Park. One monkey bites me. I try to suck out the poisons just in case. I meet my great friends Maria and Aaron, both doing Peace Corps in Africa: Madagascar and Kenya respectively.
Day 3: Travel to Aaron’s village to see hippos in the wild and a really rad waterfall. I drink wine out of an old kerosene bottle by mistake. Once again, I’m mildly poisoned but still feeling alright!
Day 4: Bike riding at Hell’s Gate with zebras and giraffes, and more. Aaron gets spooked by a warthog and falls off his bike.
Day 5: House party and Paradise Hotdogs! Recover from house party and head to safari.
Day 6: Overnight safari. Saw so many animals! Stayed in a tent. Very small skinny local guy protected us from lions and other beasts of burden.
Day 7: Last day of safari, and heading back home alive and poison-free.
Here’s the highlight video:
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The 2012 USC Price School International Lab to Brazil was a two-part course. During the spring semester, the course met weekly at the Price School to develop research, hone presentation skills, and prepare for a consulting project in Brazil. During this time we explored the known facts about our clients’ project, the Porto Maravilha redevelopment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We used policy and urban planning examples from cities around the globe, anticipating both shortcomings and opportunities for port redevelopment in Rio. The Olympic Games upcoming in 2016 is a milestone for which Porto Maravilha stands to be a legacy. With that, we surveyed redevelopment efforts of host cities of mega-sporting events.
The summer session was a hands-on, two week lab in Rio de Janeiro. Teaming up with Brazilian university FGV, we learned from a host of local experts, politicians, and social welfare advocates. We developed further insight into the Porto Maravilha project –as well as it’s context within Rio and Brazil –from lectures, continued research, and on-site field work. We had the exceptional opportunity to work side-by-side with Brazilian masters students interested in the policy and planning work; students who shared with us local perspectives. We presented our findings and suggestions to the Director of the Porto Maravilha project. An ongoing collaboration continues between the project, FGV, and USC.