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Patrick Hoffman

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Urban Planner and Entrepreneur
  • B.Arch and M.S. UP
  • From Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

making the most of every day

ABOUT ME

I was born in Wilmington and raised in and outside of Philadelphia. I wrapped up a Master's in Urban Planning at Columbia University in 2012 and then headed to California to be a Teaching Fellow at Singularity University. I'm now back on the East Coast and bouncing between New York and Philadelphia. I'm passionate about communities and technology and I believe that everyone is capable of making the world a better place for all of us to live in and enjoy together.

PHILOSOPHY

eternal optimist

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted a few and met up with plenty of others. I love to explore the city with surfers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed a few times while traveling through Europe in the summer of 2011 and I have hosted a few surfers, on my own and with roommates. My most memorable surfing experiences happened at my current apartment. One was visiting Columbia for an international finance conference. Although there was a minor language barrier we were able to work around it. Another surfer was on a trip from Denmark to see the US and I remember the great conversations we had one frigid night walking north along museum mile in NYC. Most recently, four recent university graduates from Greece stayed for a weekend and we had some great conversations about the need for more folks to travel and experience other cultures first-hand.

Interests

water sports, hiking, soccer, art, history of technology

Music, Movies & Books

Way way too many to list them all. For film, I love comedies, action and am a bit of sucker for the romantic comedies. For books, a touch of everything but these days mostly classics, contemporary novels recommended by friends or ones dealing with the theory and practice of architecture and urban planning. As for music, I listen to an eclectic selection but most often I come back to country and classical/jazz piano.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Climbed to the top of Mt Washington, a whirlwind tour of Guangzhou by car, sliding down river beds in Yosemite, crossing an ice bridge in Montana, and many more adventures

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm in the process of becoming a licensed architect and completed a master's degree in urban planning so I love to help others learn about the built world around them. I'm also very much into old and new technologies so love to discuss their potential with others. Oh, and I am an amateur painter.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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