About Urbanismo

Begun in 2015, URB/AN/ISM/O is a blog dedicated to furthering the understanding of urban form, history, and development as it relates to city planning initiatives in general, and the Greater New Haven region of south-central Connecticut in particular. As such, articles primarily focus on analyzing historic assets, recent development projects, and the modern spatial organization of the City of New Haven and its environs, but include discussions of urban planning issues in other American and European cities, in addition to films.

YouTube Channel: URB/AN/ISM/O

Email: newhavenurbanism@gmail.com

Jonathan Hopkins, the blog’s editor, is currently a resident of New Haven, CT where he was also born and raised. Mr. Hopkins is currently enrolled in the Master of Environmental Design program at the Yale School of Architecture with an expected graduation date in May 2019. Mr. Hopkins has worked at a private architecture firm in Downtown New Haven as a Consultant and Intern Architect since graduating with a Masters in Architecture from the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University in 2013. In 2012 Mr. Hopkins received the Charles DuBose Scholarship from the Connecticut Architecture Foundation.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

NEW HAVEN BIKE MONTH, Biking Tour Guide and Event Planner – May 2017

SHOP TALKS at BRADLEY STREET BIKE CO-OP, Host and Presenter – Winter 2017-Present

DESIGN NIGHT OUT, Event Series Panelist in Bridgeport –Nov. 11, 2016

NEW HAVEN DOCUMENTARY SERIES, Host and Presenter – Fall 2016

NEW HAVEN MUSEUM FALL LECTURE SERIES, Guest Speaker – Oct. 14, 2015

NEW HAVEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TALK, Host – Oct. 28, 2014

DOWNTOWN CROSSING DESIGN CHARRETTE, Participant – July 30, 2011

NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT, Contributing Writer

EDUCATION

YALE UNIVERSITY, School of Architecture

  • Master of Environmental Design – (tentative) May 2019

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, School of Art, Architecture and Historic Preservation

  • Master of Architecture – May 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Minor in Historic Preservation
  • Core Concentration in Art and Architectural History

NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, K-12

  • Wilbur Cross High School – Class of 2007
  • West Hills Elementary, Middle, and Conte-West Hills Schools – 1994-2003

INTERNSHIPS

DATAHAVEN, Summer Intern – Summer 2012

  • Analyzed quality-of-life survey data to compile New Haven neighborhood profiles

NEW HAVEN URBAN DESIGN LEAGUE, Winter Intern – Winter 2011/2012

  • Photographed 100+ Planned Development Districts and Units in New Haven

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF NEW HAVEN, Summer Intern – Summer 2012

  • Surveyed distressed residential properties acquired for rehabilitation
  • Drafted floor plans of existing conditions and proposed rehabilitation work
  • Worked with staff to document offices at 42 Hudson Street for LEED certification
  • Collaborated with staff to plan the rehabilitation of 328 Edgewood Avenue

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF NEW HAVEN, Construction Volunteer – Summer 2008

  • Worked on the construction site of 18 Shepard Street in Newhallville