About Before returning to Vancouver in May 2011, I spent four years creating community in the urban desert that is better known as Phoenix. To this end, I organized Jane’s Walk Phoenix for three years and helped coordinate events such as CenPhoCamp and Park(ing) Day.
Through my Yurbanism brand, Yuri explores the ‘Y’ of urbanism by sharing ways to make our cities more livable, community-oriented places one block at a time.
I am also a public policy wonk with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a depth of experience in the research and analysis of contemporary policy issues. He put these skills to use as a senior research analyst at Arizona State University’s Morrison Inst