Archive for the ‘Community Design’ Category

As in years past, one of my big projects this year was editing the magazine publications for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The Spring issue recapped the annual national conference in Indianapolis of Fall 2013, including the award winners and community service project. The Fall issue, themed Community + Design, highlighted projects and […]


As in years past, one of my big projects this year was editing the magazine publications for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The Spring issue recapped the annual national conference in Indianapolis of Fall 2013, including the award winners and community service project. The Fall issue, themed Community + Design, highlighted projects and […]


At the end of the December the San Francisco 49ers held their last game at Candlestick Stadium. I used to live less than a mile away and walked to the stadium a couple of times to attend a game. A San Francisco colleague, Tyra Fennell, wrote about the dichotomy of the Forty-Niner’s stadium and the […]


At the end of the December the San Francisco 49ers held their last game at Candlestick Stadium. I used to live less than a mile away and walked to the stadium a couple of times to attend a game. A San Francisco colleague, Tyra Fennell, wrote about the dichotomy of the Forty-Niner’s stadium and the […]


Flickr photo by JonoTakesPhotos Yesterday as I was leaving my house, I was held up from turning on feeder road near my house by a man in an electric scooter passing by. He was “driving” in the road. Several cars were lining up behind him as they waited for an opportunity to pass him on […]


Flickr photo by JonoTakesPhotos Yesterday as I was leaving my house, I was held up from turning on feeder road near my house by a man in an electric scooter passing by. He was “driving” in the road. Several cars were lining up behind him as they waited for an opportunity to pass him on […]


Flickr photo by JonoTakesPhotos Yesterday as I was leaving my house, I was held up from turning on feeder road near my house by a man in an electric scooter passing by. He was “driving” in the road. Several cars were lining up behind him as they waited for an opportunity to pass him on […]


I was invited to expand a previously written post found here about NOMA and it’s importance on the organization’s 40th anniversary. This article was written for the American Planning Association (APA) Planning and the Black Community Division’s (PBCD) Winter newsletter which focused on social equity. You can download the entire newsletter here.


An article was recently published in Atlantic Cities showing that over time cyclists and pedestrians spend more at local businesses because they visit the businesses more frequently than drivers. The data and graphs supports effort to make communities more pedestrian and bike friendly. This quote about Portland, Oregon really struck me as I think about […]


Earlier this summer, The Brookings Institution released a great paper discussing the problem of transit and jobs. Basically, the authors say transit exists where the jobs are but not where people live so people have a hard time actually getting from residential areas to employment centers.