Community Posts

Advocacy as Point of View

Advocacy as Point of View

January 12, 2020

“Rather, I have found advocacy to be a practice of listening and connection.  Instead of anger…a deep space of hope.” — Anna Vogt, Center for Public Dialogue 2020 

Town Design as Legacy

Town Design as Legacy

November 1, 2019

“Thus in all these ways we will transmit this City … greater and more beautiful than when it was transmitted to us.”  —The Athenian Oath

Creating Community By Neighborhoods

Creating Community By Neighborhoods

October 21, 2019

“To create enduring beauty requires intense collaboration between people who share the purpose of creating something truly unique.” —Alan Moore, “Do/Design”

Welcome to the Community + Design + Advocacy blog

Welcome to the Community + Design + Advocacy blog

September 25, 2019

As an attorney and consultant for over twenty five years in government and business regulation,  I currently focus on community development and urban design issues – through organizations at the national, regional and local levels. It is my sincere belief that quality design, particularly as it relates to community planning, can improve quality of life … Read More