To all of my readers, please welcome UrbanDirectionʼs second blogger, Ariel Ben Amos. Ariel is a friend of mine who brings experience and insight in land use, transportation planning, and urban development, as well as a keen mind and an inquisitive personality. Ariel has worked at Mt. Airy USA, Penn Praxis, Neighborhoods Now, and the Mayorʼs Office of Transportation and Utilities in Philadelphia. He also spent two years in the Peace Corps in Albania. Look for his first post, coming soon!