A.C. Grish, 2020

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs

“Older cities, like Detroit, are blessed with splendid building stock, especially their pre-WWII houses, apartment buildings, office buildings, and institutional structures. This architectural inventory, impossible to duplicate in terms of craftsmanship and materials today…


A.C. Grish, 2019

University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Detroit is a complicated place. For years, it seemed that only bad news came out of the city, and many outsiders wrote Detroit off as ruined. Recently though, there are a lot of glossy, optimistic…


A.C. Grish, 2019

University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

The proliferation of the personal automobile in the 20th-century United States continues to have an astounding impact on the shape of our cities and towns today. What the average citizen may not realize is how…


I first started making travel a priority when I realized at 21 years old I’d never seen the ocean and thought that I should do something about that. I scraped together some cash for an airline ticket, boarded a plane for the first time in a decade, and stayed with…

Anney Grish

Traveler / urbanist / grad student / roller derby player with a few thoughts & opinions.

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