Meng Qi is a freelance writer with a specialization on urban planning issues. In2009, she graduated with a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planningfrom the University of Texas at Austin. She writes on a variety of topics,including feature profiles, local events, planning initiatives, urban design andarchitecture. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she currently lives in Austinwith her husband, two cats and dog. The thing she loves most about Austin is theever-present sunshine.