Welcome to the Community + Design + Advocacy blog

Advocacy, Community, Design

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

Town Design as Legacy

Community, Design

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

Why Design Review Matters

Resources

“…assure that new development projects contribute to the character of the community — and create great places of lasting value where people want to live work and shop.”  — Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) publication