Announcing Third Wave Urbanism: A Podcast on the New Normal of Livable Cities

I am so excited to announce the launch of my first major project in a long time – a new podcast hosted with Kristen Jeffers of TheBlackUrbanist.com. We’re deciding to call it Third Wave Urbanism based on the notion that in today’s globalized world the “new normal” of livable cities for everyone is not something that… Read More Announcing Third Wave Urbanism: A Podcast on the New Normal of Livable Cities

On Placemaking: An Anthropologist’s Perspective

Placemaking. It’s been called everything from a buzzword to a movement. It even comes in varieties like “creative.” And, depending on who you ask, it’s two words and not one. But what is it? And furthermore, what makes it such a hot topic? Defining placemaking has been one of its biggest issues from day one.… Read More On Placemaking: An Anthropologist’s Perspective

Recent Protests in Public Space: It’s All About Equity

#ericgarner #Icantbreathe #whyblacklivesmatter #crimingwhilewhite All of these have topped the Twitter trending charts in recent days, and for good reason. The reactions in the last two weeks over the grand jury decisions on the deaths of Eric Garner in New York City and Michael Brown in Ferguson have started both online campaigns and important conversations… Read More Recent Protests in Public Space: It’s All About Equity

The Normalization of Livable Cities

This article was originally published on International Making Cities Livable.  The suburban history of the last century in the United States can actually be said to be relatively short. It wasn’t until after the second World War that automobiles were more widely available and the suburbs became the standard for the “American Dream”. Since then,… Read More The Normalization of Livable Cities