2011 Rurban Design Workshop Kicks Off With International Interns

15 Jun

The second intern season is now two weeks underway here in Anam, adding eight fresh perspectives to ongoing projects and ushering in new strategies for implementating the Master Plan. In keeping with the multi-dimensional nature of Anam New City, this group blends a variety of areas of expertise. Additionally, these interns will be working hand-in-hand with the Chife Foundation Fellows from Anam. Please stay tuned for posts from the interns about the exciting projects in store for this year’s Anam Rurban Design Workshop.

Eric Ansanelli – Eric just finished his degree in Forest Engineering from SUNY-ESF in New York. This summer, Eric plans to examine the link between engineering, ecology, and basic service provision.

Isabel Carreras-Baquer – Isabel currently lives in Barcelona and has completed two Master’s degrees in Architecture and Regional & Urban planning. She will be working in Anam to blend her backgrounds in design and development studies.

Nuzrat Gyamah-Poku – Nuzrat is a returning intern from Ghana and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Architecture at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. In 2010, Nuzrat also worked on housing typology within Anam with the Chife Foundation.

Sara Jacobs – Sara is pursuing her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and will be focused on flooding issues and farming development.

Quardean Lewis-Allen – Quardean is pursuing his Master’s degree in Architecture at Harvard University and will work to devise a strategy for affordable housing viable in conjunction with a microfinance system.

Orlena Scoville – Orlena is pursuing a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University and will work on creating a strategy for community banking in Anam, along with examining funding and expanded marketing opportunities.

Andrew Smith – Andrew is pursuing his Master’s in Sustainable Design and Construction at Stanford University and will be focused on transportation systems, road infrastructure, waste management, and energy systems in Anam.

Julia Strickler – Julia is a licensed Naturopathic doctor from Austin, Texas. She will be working to design Anam’s public health system hybridizing traditional knowledges with allopathic methods.

6 Responses to “2011 Rurban Design Workshop Kicks Off With International Interns”


  1. Anam New City Awareness Campaign: Aboegbu Visit « ANAM CITY Blog - June 28, 2011

    […] On Saturday, June 25th, the Anam Rurban Design Workshop group embarked on a visit to the town of Aboegbu, Anam. The purpose was to learn about the origins of Umuoba-Anam and to increase education and awareness with people in the town about the Anam New City Project. I helped to explain the project to the people in Igbo (the local dialect) and translated for the Chife Foundation staff and interns. […]

  2. Meet the Fellows: Michael, Community Health Educator « ANAM CITY Blog - July 13, 2011

    […] medical background is already proving invaluable to the project—this summer, he is working with Dr. Julia Strickler and other interns to provide critical information on the status of existing health facilities in the region, which […]

  3. Chife Foundation Fellow Profile: Nkiru Cheryl Onyekwelu « ANAM CITY Blog - July 19, 2011

    […] fixture at the Chife Foundation worksite in Anam, providing crucial feedback and assistance to the Rurban Design Workshop interns on their various projects. Most recently, Nkiru also helped conduct health surveys in Ebenebe, […]

  4. Renewable Electricity is Essential for Anam’s Development « ANAM CITY Blog - August 29, 2011

    […] Azikiwe University in Awka (Anambra State, Nigeria). He has been working this summer with the Chife Foundation interns on the Anam New City project. Chife Foundation Fellow, Fidelis […]

  5. Who owns a smart city’s intelligence? « Yaw Dk Osseo-Asare - May 5, 2012

    […] brilliant architect and urban economist Isabel Carreras-Baquer (who participated in the inaugural Anam Rurban Design Workshop), we presented Anam City at the 2011 Smart City Expo in Barcelona, […]

  6. Who owns a smart city’s intelligence? « ANAM CITY Blog - May 5, 2012

    […] to architect and urban economist Isabel Carreras-Baquer (who participated in the inaugural Anam Rurban Design Workshop), we presented Anam City at the 2011 Smart City Expo in Barcelona, […]

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