Enjoying Local Outdoor Dining
“One of the great beauties in life …eating with friends, the service, the ambience.” LeRoy Neiman When most people talk about their suburban Downtowns the first topic is usually new restaurants. But professionals who are involved in town planning and economic development know better. Restaurants are the most challenging new business for investing, launching and … Read More
Can Towns Still Afford Quality Design?
“An attractive, well-designed physical environment is critical to … economic development.” Urban Land Institute
Community Design for Recovery
“Beauty will save the world.” F. Dostoevsky
Advocacy as Point of View
“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
Holiday Planning Inspiration
Creating beautiful communities takes collaboration – even for artists and experts..
Town Design as Legacy
“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
“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
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