Hi, I'm Marko.
I love a lot of things about the world of urbanism: learning about unique, creative, or progressive solutions to modern problems, the stories that a place's architecture can tell, how and where communities form and gather, and what unique culture (specifically food!) a certain city or region has given birth to.
I'm working as a GIS Student for Loyalist Township on the gorgeous Bay of Quinte right now. After 5pm you can find me on the seat of a bike zipping through downtowns, taking 35mm photos of Canadian places and meticulously assembling them into magazines of historic and cultural information, and always working on perfecting my pizza-making methods.
Over the course of a long degree and much shorter career as an engineer, I found my passions pulling me elsewhere. My time spent scrolling endlessly through Google Maps and arguing with strangers on the internet about higher-order transit led me naturally down an urban planning path, which I now study at Mohawk College. The program has opened my eyes to the possibility of data and GIS in this space - coming from an engineering background, data is king. I never knew just how deeply it can apply to what seemed like "softer" issues of urbanism. I'm hoping to one day harness urban data to tell rich stories about heritage and bring municipal information to citizens through comprehensive apps and Open Data initiatives to truly be able to engage residents.
Check out my portfolio site here!
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