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About Dianne Yee

Dianne is an Urban Studies & Planning student at UC San Diego. She grew up in Berkeley where she could easily skateboard, walk, or take public transportation to get around. Transplanted in San Diego, she resists the "need" for a car. Her hope is to transform Southern California into a sustainable, more people-friendly place.

In her third year of studies, Dianne spent a semester in Berlin. She took the U- and S-Bahn, the city's extensive public transit system, every day. She has travelled to several other European cities as well, including Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Helsinki. As she explored these cities, she grew more interested in urban planning and the future of cities.

She is especially interested in transportation, infill development, and more broadly: smart growth. Dianne now lives in Hillcrest and rides her bike around town. Her citymaus blog is updated regularly with urban planning-related issues in San Diego, the Bay Area, and all around the world.

Visioning San Diego Lunch Forum

Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade, looking West

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26th, during lunch hour, there will be a panel discussion on the Downtown Public Open Space Implementation[Read More...]

City / Park Streetcar Feasibility Study

city-park streetcar study

SDMTS is doing a feasibility study for a streetcar line that will run from Downtown to the San Diego Zoo[Read More...]

First planning meeting for Car(e)free Streets

Sunday Streets - no-car streets event

San Diego – The first meeting to plan for a car-free days event in San Diego will take place this[Read More...]

U-T plans mixed-use development for HQ in Mission Valley

San Diego Union Tribune Building

San Diego – the San Diego Union Tribune property in Mission Valley will be torn down and rebuilt as a[Read More...]

Special Meeting re: the Plaza de Panama Project

Balboa Park December Nights 2012

The Uptown Community Planning group is holding a Special Meeting this Thursday, February 16th, 6-8pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral “Great[Read More...]

Occupy San Diego to protest against 2050 RTP

Occupy San Diego

Occupy San Diego will be gathering at 8:45 tomorrow morning, Friday, October 28th, to attend an important SANDAG meeting regarding[Read More...]

Much-needed public restrooms stalled

Portland Loo Jamison Park, Com'r Randy Leonard

Save for the public restrooms on the waterfront, Downtown San Diego lacks these essential facilities that could keep our streets[Read More...]

Moving Planet Event: Moving San Diego to a Clean Energy Future

 Today is the day of a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis. In San Diego, the event[Read More...]

Adams Avenue Street Fair


San Diego – San Diegans haven’t said ‘goodbye’ to summer just yet! This weekend, the neighborhoods of University Heights, Normal[Read More...]

Festival of Sail Takes Off

The Maritime Museum of San Diego's Surprise leads the tall ship parade in San Diego Bay to kick-off Festival of Sail. (Photo: Dale Frost)

The Festival of Sail has kicked off on Friday and continues through Labor Day weekend until Monday, Sept. 5th. Tall[Read More...]

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) comes to San Diego County

Gangding BRT Station

  SANDAG and the┬áMetropolitan┬áTransit System (MTS) will be launching a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in the San Diego[Read More...]

San Diego County General Plan Revision approved

Revised General Plan San Diego County

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved its revised General Plan last Wednesday with a 4-1 vote, it was[Read More...]