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.
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.
On my way through Boston this week, I swung by the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media to give an informal talk about the Wapichan’s monitoring work and Digital Democracy.
I joined Guerrilla Cartography because, well, the name. But turns out it’s also an incredible team of academic spatial nerds with an eye for radically opening both mapmaking and academic access.
Rarely able to fully extricate myself from anything, I’m happy to join the Berkeley Planning Journal in announcing the release of volume 27 (available now for free online, because of course).
This is the first of three reports I wrote with the Center for Cities and Schools. Having attended K-12 schools with yellow bus service, I assumed this transportation was comprehensive and universal. Not quite.
Volume 26 of the Berkeley Planning Journal is live. These nine words represent three major personal accomplishments.
45 pages. 13,283 words. 28 tables and figures. I submitted my masters thesis today, a full two months before anyone else in my department. Overachiever much? Behold: Beyond “Urban” Planning: An Overview of Challenges Unique to Planning in Rural California. Download the whole thing or watch the trailer below.
I’m attending the Transportation Research Board conference in Washington, D.C. for the third time, and my first time as a student.