Spring 2024

Splash Biography

NOAH RUMBAOA, Second-year Cal student studying city planning

Major: Urban Studies

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hey y'all! I'm Noah and I'm a second-year student at UC Berkeley majoring in Urban Studies with a minor in Geographic Spatial and Informational Technologies (GIST). I'm from Solano County up in the North Bay and in my free time, I like playing Nintendo games, going out for sushi, and just biking around and exploring!

Past Classes

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X745: Financial Tips & Tricks in Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 13, 2021)
Want to learn some financial tips and tricks? Learn how to calculate your net worth! What are stocks, bonds, and CD accounts? Come learn and share advice!

O753: Public Health and City Planning in Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 13, 2021)
How do cities shape the way that we experience our daily lives? How does that impact our health? Whose health suffers disproportionately from poor planning decisions? Learn more about environmental justice, the need for accessibility, and ways to advocate for a more equitable city!

X760: Explore the Bay Area in Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 13, 2021)
Why is it called "The Bay Area?" Want to know more about the different types of places to travel to and foods to try? What is the Silicon Valley? Come play trivia games, participate in interactive activities, and learn new things!

O645: Introduction to City Planning in Splash Fall 2020 (Oct. 31, 2020)
Have you ever wondered "What are they building there?" Have you heard your parents ever complain about traffic? Want to know how the powers-that-be believe we should try to solve traffic? What about what types of buildings and housing should we have? Want to get involved in how our cities are designed and lived? All of these issues are at the heart of city planning. While city planning talks a lot about zoning and land use, the field really is about designing the way that we live in our cities, towns, and suburbs. City planning may hold the key to solving, while also being the cause of, society's problems--climate change, racism, traffic, inequality. This class will explore some of the issues at the heart of modern planning, the ways in which planning can solve some of society's most-pressing issues, and how to get involved in planning in your city!