It’s a beautiful summer Saturday in Truckee. Louise has packed a picnic and is on her way to meet her friends at Donner Lake. She knows that car parking will be difficult, but Louise isn’t concerned today. She checks her phone and opens the Tahoe Bikeshare app. She confirms that the station in her neighborhood […]
Truckee is experiencing a well documented housing crisis, but we lack a framework to evaluate potential interventions.
My eagerness to will bike and transit infrastructure into existence have translated into being a busy civic volunteer. So far the Truckee mayor and town council have graciously encouraged my ideas, to the point where I’m licensing modeling software and writing white papers on the weekends.
I joined Lyft last year to manage their transit data pipeline.
The DSA Dog Caucus put out a call for graphic designers to make fundraising swag. I designed a bandana and shirt, and with the help of other awesome volunteers, we raised $1700 for the Yellow Hammer Fund to provide abortion access in Alabama.
I just published my first academic/literary “think” piece in four years. At the invitation of the Boston Review, I reviewed two upcoming books about civic data and the appealing trap of “smart” cities.
Many keys have been smashed about Mobility as a Service, the apparent overnight rise of bike share, and the risks of VC-driven transportation infrastructure, but less has been said about how we should evaluate these new systems.
A full four years after graduate school, my last research paper has been accepted by the peer reviewed California Journal of Politics and Policy, published by the Institute of Governmental Studies and UC Berkeley.
After several years (seven since my first proposal, three since becoming an owner), my time at BlinkTag is finally drawing to a close.
What is Participatory Budgeting? How can cities use technology to expand participation, without diluting the experience of its positive effects? I explored these questions in an investigation for The Engine Room which has now been translated into three languages.