Planificent is brought to you by the Master of Urban and Regional Planning students of the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University.  Compelled by the University’s motto “Let Knowledge Serve the City, ”  the Toulan School strives to educate future planners to understand the unique challenges facing cities and regions and to devise appropriate solutions.  Here, students share their personal stories, insights and perspectives that pay homage to the School’s mission of scholarship, research and public service.