Portrait of Ty Anderson

Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology


/ Urban Technology Student

Ty Anderson

Hometown / Home Country
Providence, RI

Why did you choose Taubman College’s new program in Urban Technology?
I chose urban technology because it was something different. Before hearing of the program, my main intent was to pursue architecture, but was intimidated by how niche the field is. The flexible path that urban technology gave me the confidence I felt I needed in order to pursue a major and not feel stuck with it. To me, urban technology lets me lead by example and shape my own career.

What excites you about urban technology as a field?
I find that, as a field, the most exciting thing about urban technology is its unique identity you can take in your own direction. With such a small group of people, we are able to get to know and deeply understand each other’s interests and roles in the community. Through this, we are able to engage with the other members of our cohort in using our own individual backgrounds and interests in collaborative spaces to create truly inspiring, unique ways of thinking.

What is your favorite city and why?
Currently, my favorite city is Lucerne, Switzerland because it has a calm, quiet nature that draws you to the natural beauty of nature and design of the city. I am drawn to its way of life, and how its placement within jaw-dropping landforms holds a tranquil execution of elegance and joy. Along with free WiFi and transportation within the city, there is an understood balance that I immediately felt when I visited.

What are you most looking forward to at Michigan?
Michigan feels like a dream because of its unique blend of social interaction and academic rigor. I am most excited to continue to try new things, meet new people, and live solely in the moment. It feels like there is always some new opportunity to try and, no matter wherever you go on campus, there is always something going on and it inspires you to go out and explore.