I’ve kept a weekly planner since I was 10 years old. Of course then, it was mainly an assignment book: when was math homework due? Which mornings did I have band practice? How many nights to go before the big slumber party? The contents of my planners have evolved as much as I have, so I try to save them.
I’ve had Moleskine planners for the past couple of years, which are great. But as 2012 drew to a close, and I thought about purchasing another little booklet in which to (rather compulsively) document my schedule for 2013, I decided I wanted something a bit different. I wanted a planner that played on the ever-fascinating concept of URBAN planning, with maps of my favorite cities and neighborhoods, as well as inspiring quotes about urbanism and planning in the header of each week. But none such existed!
So I designed one. Well actually, I designed four. One for myself (with Buffalo’s historic Allentown neighborhood on the cover, my current home) and three others for immediate family members with cover maps of their home cities (Burlington VT, Denver, and NYC).