Josiah Lindquist is a second-year master’s student in the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program and Graduate Research Assistant in the Urban Informatics Lab at the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Urban Design and Development. He is preparing to embark on his journey as a Fulbright Scholar, studying the impacts of urban design on social sustainability in new towns in South China. He is interested in knowledge and experience sharing between cities as they urbanize, and especially passionate about the potential for shared development practice between cities across the globe as they seek to become both socially and environmentally sustainable.
Prior to attending the University of Texas, Josiah earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, completed coursework at United International College in Zhuhai, China, and interned with the several federal agencies including the Department of State at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China. His undergraduate work culminated with a final report examining several cases of transportation-oriented development in major East-Asian cities and potential for their emulation in similar cities. Following graduation, Josiah worked as a Creative Strategist for the United State’s Senate in Washington, D.C.
- Concordia College at Moorhead, Minnesota, B.A., 2019