The public realm
I led a team of pro bono professionals to write a feasibility study for a permanent swimming facility in the Charles River.
I launched proposals with the Anacostia Waterfront Trust to deploy a series of pop-up installations along the Anacostia River in DC as part of the 2018 “Year of the Anacostia.”
I wrote a report on how other cities might inspire Boston to create a vibrant public realm and a guide to placemaking adopted by the Boston Transportation Department.
I co-taught a course at the Walker Art Center's Open Field about food, community and public space.
I was part of a tactical urbanism group that built a bicycle corral in Roslindale Village.
Sustainable infrastructure &equitable development
"No displacement of current residents" is a guiding principle for the redevelopment of public housing into mixed-income communities like Friendship Court in Charlottesville.
I helped write the plan for the transformation of a suburban Ohio retail strip corridor into a dense, walkable and mixed-use neighborhood.
I led a community coalition project to submit amendments to DC’s Comprehensive Plan to address equitable development and access to quality public waterfront parks.
Trends in real estate lead to new opportunities for downtown revitalization in places like Brockton, MA.
I was an urban designer for the largest real estate development project in New England, a 3200 unit mixed-income redevelopment of public housing.
A resilient future
A decrease in shipping industry and increase in tourism creates opportunities for riverfront towns like Winona, MN to reimagine their downtown economy.
I was the keynote speaker at a Public Forum on the Future of the Anacostia Waterfront alongside the DC Office of Planning and the National Park Service.
Remediation of toxic sites in areas with rising land values could be leveraged as a tool to empower residents to take ownership over their neighborhood and avoid displacement by gentrification (full report).
Tracking government spending on parks and trails compared to population and economic trends helps identify strategic locations for future investment.
Rising sea levels and economic revolutions could lead to transformation of light industrial landscapes like the Duwamish Waterway.