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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


“…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