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Month 05: Córdoba

Córdoba has been the most fascinating place I’ve been this year from a planning perspective – beyond Mexico City’s beautiful parks and bright colors, beyond Bogota’s bike infrastructure, beyond Lima’s coastal park network, Córdoba had me intrigued at all times. We all knew as we approached May that it would be a quieter month for […]

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Month 04: Lima

Incredible sunsets, the beach, pisco sours, unbelievably fresh ceviche… Add Lima to the list of cities that have pleasantly surprised just about all of us. We’ve been based in the posh town called Miraflores, which is part of the district of Lima. Miraflores borders the beach and has all kinds of lovely neighborhoods with parks, […]

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Month 03: Medellin

If there’s one thing we really emphasize at Graffito it’s that our approach is a little different from most because of the inside-outside nature of what we do and how we think. We consider so much about the ground floor of a single space or an entire multi-anchor development or neighborhood, but not just the […]

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different trends, same thoughts

Here are a few quick thoughts from back in 2010, musing on cupcakes and cupcake shops. Interesting as we continue to think about how trends in food retail come and go. Cupcake shops have boomed in LA and NYC over the past half decade and the fad has come to Boston/Cambridge of late in a […]

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Month 02: Bogota

In urban planning school, we learn a lot about Bogota because of some really progressive policies enforced by mayor Enrique Peñalosa, which prioritized the poorer populations, pedestrians, and people who bike. I was so excited to come to Bogota and see these policies in action and from a planning perspective, Bogota did not disappoint. There […]

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Month 01: Mexico City

Hola from Mexico City! I’m writing from an incredible cafe called Blend Space, with a beautiful coffee bar and a retractable roof that allows a tree to grow in the middle of this semi-open space. This cafe is a hidden gem, totally unassuming at first glance from the street, which is how I feel about […]

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A Note about Remote Year

This is the email Erin sent to her closest project partners and clients in the month or so leading up to her departure on Remote Year: I wanted to write you all to let you know of an exciting upcoming step we’re taking at Graffito. Starting January 1 I’ll be taking part in a program called Remote […]

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Website

Hey folks.  New website is now live over at http://graffitosp.com/.  Still needs some work but we are getting there… comments welcome and would love to hear what all of you think.  email me. In other news, that coffee bar that I’ve been hinting at for the front of our new Boston office…  Done deal.  Now we […]

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