Week 1 Hello! My name is Marks, I come from Riga - capital city of a small country in eastern Europe called Latvia. Country that during USSR occupation was under big development, lots of factories were built but after the regime was gone industry stopped and huge districts of the city stood still. Some say it is depressing, but not for urban developer, right? Just look at the map - all the white areas are a blank space for architects and designers to immerse into city development.