Big cities may have the bright lights, but they can still learn a thing or two from their smaller counterparts.Read more "When It Comes To Cities, Bigger Isn’t Always Better"
Self-driving cars will bring huge changes to the structure of American cities, American mobility, consumer culture, and road safety–but how much of the hype is fact and how much is fiction?Read more "The Myth of The Self-Driving Car Cure"
Is gentrification just the natural ebb and flow of people in cities or can its negative effects be curtailed? And what can one person do about it?Read more "The Big Question: To Gentrify or Not To Gentrify?"
Two years since it went live, we’ve had time to watch the streetcar play out and read endless reaction pieces, so I thought I’d reflect a little as well.Read more "Reflections: The Rise of the Modern American Streetcars"
“Development without displacement.”Read more "“No Bad Days,” Down at 787 Windsor"
For the sake of walkability, please.Read more "Tech Companies: Count My Steps To Make Walking Directions Better"
Until recently, one of the (many) jobs I held was that of a construction worker, specifically installing shelves in libraries. It was not a very fun or rewarding job (as you can imagine) but it did give me the opportunity to see a lot of different areas in the Atlanta region, from up in Alpharetta […]Read more "“Building for the Future,” One Library At A Time"
A little background: I spent 2014 writing for a website based in London called “The Urban Times,” where I reported and wrote on environmental issues, technology, urban development, international policy, and current events. I also dabbled in more editorial styles of writing. Unfortunately, “The Urban Times” shuttered in December 2014 and the site finally went […]Read more "Flashback: The Urban/Suburban Divide As Seen Through Cafés"
Three years ago, I attended a conference hosted by the Livable Communities Coalition, then still a part of the Atlanta Regional Commission. It was a day long affair of presentations and discussions, with one led by famous author and city planner Jeff Speck. My favorite part of the event came towards the end of the […]Read more "Walkabout With PEDS & Amanda Rhein, MARTA’s Director of TOD"
You can learn a lot about a place just from sitting and listening to the people on the streets.Read more "A Look At The People Walking By & The Week Ahead"