Writing

In addition to dozens of articles for MIT’s The Tech as an undergrad, and a stint as staff reporter for Oakland Local*, I’ve been published in academic forums (Transportation Research BoardBerkeley Planning JournalAmerican Planning Association’s New Planner), hard-hitting journalism outlets (Oakland North, the Bay CitizenStreetsblog), and lighter fare (Civic HallThe Bold ItalicMIT’s CoLab Radio).


My top five articles:

November 11, 2015 – How to Design a Better Hackathon for All, Civic Hall

May 19, 2015 – What Oakland Mayor’s Proposal for a Department of Transportation Means, in Cal Streetsblog

October 31, 2012 – Rejecting the Narrow Framework of Urban Planning, MIT CoLab

September 25, 2012 – Insurgency in Academic Publishing, Berkeley Planning Journal

November 29, 2011 – Strategic Planning in Rural Georgia: Meet Newton County, MIT CoLab Radio


December 7, 2016 – Digital Security: Doing What You Can When You Can, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Earthquakes, Medium

November 11, 2015 – How to Design a Better Hackathon for All, Civic Hall

September 18, 2015 – The People’s Athletics, loakal

May 19, 2015 – What Oakland Mayor’s Proposal for a Department of Transportation Means, in Cal Streetsblog

May 11, 2015 – Oakland Needs a Department of Transportation, Oakland North

January 16, 2015 – Mitigating Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT) in Rural Development, Transportation Research Board

October 31, 2014 – Why I Support Measure BB, Oakland North

April 2, 2014 – 7 Spicy Cocktails That Prove It’s Hotter in the East Bay, The Bold Italic

Spring 2014 – Beyond the Yellow Bus: Promising Practices for Maximizing Access to Opportunity Through Innovations in Student Transportation, Center for Cities and Schools

August 28, 2013 – Children’s Hospital plans expansion, City of Oakland invites public comment, Oakland Local

July 22, 2013 – More than ‘Not Urban’: Seeking a Quantifiable Definition of Rural, Berkeley Planning Journal

April 1, 2013 – City Hands All Street Maintenance to Hipsters, loakal

March 21, 2013 – Why Schools Matter To Yuppies, Dinks and You, MIT CoLab

February 21, 2013 – The Self-Defeating Disconnect Between Cities and Schools, MIT CoLab

January 15, 2013 – Can BART Do Better? Sketch Modeling Alternate Fare Structures to Manage Demand, Transportation Research Board

October 31, 2012 – Rejecting the Narrow Framework of Urban Planning, MIT CoLab

October 9, 2012 – Who takes BART out to the ball game?, The Urban Fringe

September 25, 2012 – Insurgency in Academic Publishing, Berkeley Planning Journal

August 13, 2012 – Collaborative Planning in Newton County, Georgia, The New Planner

July 2, 2012 – Occupy Gentrification, MIT CoLab Radio

May 11, 2012 – East Bay’s Record-Breaking Bike to Work Day: 10 Mayors, 17000 People, Streetsblog

May 11, 2012 – Oakland’s Bike to Work Day Breaks Records, Oakland Local

May 10, 2012 – Participate in Oakland’s 19th Annual Bike to Work Day TODAY, Oakland Local

May 4, 2012 – Taking Back the Right Tract, UrbDeZine

May 4, 2012 – Join the Blessing of the Bikes this Saturday, Oakland Local

April 27, 2012 – Collaborative Planning in Newton County, Georgia, Georgia American Planning Association Magazine

March 20, 2012 – A Day in Newton County, Georgia, MIT CoLab

February 9, 2012 – Parklets: Turning Parking Spaces into Parks, APA New Planner

January 25, 2012 – A Day in Oakland, California, MIT CoLab

December 19, 2011 – Oakland Officials and Advocates Celebrate 18 New Miles of Bikeways in 2011, SF Streetsblog

December 9, 2011 – Planning for Growth in a Recession, MIT CoLab Radio

December 6, 2011 – What can public agencies gain from collaboration?, MIT CoLab Radio

December 2, 2011 – Comprehensive Planning Classroom: Georgia, MIT CoLab Radio

November 29, 2011 – Strategic Planning in Rural Georgia: Meet Newton County, MIT CoLab Radio

November 25, 2011 – The Misappropriation of “Public Safety” in Occupy Oakland, MIT CoLab

October 28, 2011 – Occupy Oakland’s Local Legacy, Next American City

October 13, 2011 – Alameda Estuary Shuttle changes to begin Monday, October 17, Oakland Local

October 4, 2011 – Five to watch at Oakland City Council TONIGHT, October 4, Oakland Local

September 29, 2011 – Celebrate 100 years of Californian Women’s Suffrage on Sunday, October 2, Oakland Local

September 28, 2011 – Oakland announces parklet pilot program, Oakland Local

September 20, 2011 – Five to watch at City Council TONIGHT, September 20, Oakland Local

September 18, 2011 – Photographed in Parklets roll out on parking spaces all over Oakland, Oakland North

September 15, 2011 – Interviewed in Oakland parking spaces will become spots of leisure on (PARK)ing Day for Oakland North.

September 14, 2011 – Your guide to PARK(ing) Day 2011, Oakland Local

September 13, 2011 – Livability Report: Oaklavia and Parklets, podcast interview with Livable Berkeley

September 9, 2011 – Best of Oakland Nightlife, the Berkeley Graduate

September 6, 2011 – Berkeley’s Proposed Downtown Area Plan, the Berkeley Graduate

August 25, 2011 – Alameda County’s Safe Routes to Schools program temporarily suspended, Oakland Local

August 22, 2011 – Strategic Regional Planning, or “Green Tyranny”?, UrbDeZine

August 17, 2011 – BART employees “disturbed” by cell phone service disruption, other mismanagement, Oakland Local

August 12, 2011 – WOBO Parklet workshop, August 16, Oakland Local

August 10, 2011 – New free estuary crossing shuttle starts service Monday, August 15, Oakland Local

August 5, 2011 – Two Oakland US Post Offices proposed for closure, Oakland Local

July 28, 2011 – Oakland to host National Brotherhood of Cyclists, August 4-7, Oakland Local

July 27, 2011 – Getting messy with clay, Oakland’s fall pottery classes, Oakland Local

July 26, 2011 – AC Transit fares to increase August, 1, Oakland Local

July 21, 2011 – City responds to grand jury investigation on code enforcement, Oakland Local

July 20, 2011 – Help Oakland revise its urban agriculture policy this Thursday, Oakland Local

July 19, 2011 – Five to watch at Oakland City Council TONIGHT, July 19, Oakland Local

July 18, 2011 – Oakland Council increases Measures M, N parcel taxes despite surplus, Oakland Local

July 14, 2011 – Find a new friend at the Adoptathon this Sunday, July 17, Oakland Local

July 5, 2011 – Five to watch at City Council TONIGHT, July 5, Oakland Local

June, 30, 2011 – Yellow Clean Air stickers expire, July 1, Oakland Local

June 29, 2011 – Broadway Shuttle to extend hours, route in early July, Oakland Local

June 28, 2011 – Special Oakland Council meeting TONIGHT, June 28, Oakland Local

June 21, 20011 – Five to watch at City Council TONIGHT, June 21, Oakland Local

June 7, 2011 – Five to watch at City Council TONIGHT, June 7, Oakland Local

June 2, 2011 – Temescal Street Fair returns with usual fun and fanfare Sunday, June 5, Oakland Local

May 26, 2011 – Dangerous street designs threaten Oakland’s communities of color, seniors, SF Streetsblog

May 25, 2011 – Have you seen this parklet, Oakland Local

May 25, 2011 – Which Oakland streets are dangerous by design?, Oakland Local

May 24, 2011 – Join the conversation at You Choose Bay Area TONIGHT, Oakland Local

May 20, 2011 – Part II – EBHO deputy director looks at current state, future outlook of Affordable Housing (Q&A), Oakland Local

May 19, 2011 – EBHO deputy director looks at current state, future outlook of Affordable Housing (Q&A), Oakland Local

May 18, 2011 – Explore your Bay Area housing and transportation options this Thursday, May 19, Oakland Local

May 17, 2011 – Five to watch at City Council TONIGHT, May 17, Oakland Local

May 16, 2011 – Lots of Love for Parklets in Oakland, Oakland Local

May 13, 2011 – Scenes from Oakland’s Bike Away From Work Party, Streetsblog

May 13, 2011 – Bike Away From Work Party in Old Oakland, Oakland Local

May 12, 2011 – Record-breaking 10,000 people biked to work in Alameda County today, Streetsblog

May 11, 2011 – Oakland Bike to Work Day Events, Thursday, May 12, Oakland Local

May 10, 2011 – Oakland hopes to approve the city’s first parklet by September, Streetsblog

May 10, 2011 – Ride to work with your councilmember in a pedal pool, Oakland Local

May 9, 2011 – Committee meetings all day, Tuesday May 10, Oakland Local

May 5, 2011 – Celebrate cities with Jane’s Walks this Saturday, May 7, Oakland Local

May 3, 2011 – Five to Watch at City Council TONIGHT, May 3, Oakland Local

May 3, 2011 – New season of Oakland Walking Tours start tomorrow, Oakland Local

April 28, 2011 – Roller Derby double header in Oakland this weekend, Oakland Local

April 26, 2011 – Broadway Valdez public workshops set for Thursday, April 28, Oakland Local

April 26, 2011 – Walk safe: Oakland’s pedestrian dangers, Oakland Local

April 25, 2011 – Public committee meetings in Oakland – all day Tuesday, April 26, Oakland Local

April 22, 2011 – Oakland scheduled to create new bike lanes throughout the city by year’s end, Oakland Local

April 20, 2011 – Ashby Bike Station Now Open, Oakland Local

April 19, 2011 – BART Blue Sky Festival, Oakland Local

April 12, 2011 – Help shape the future of Snow Park, Oakland Local

April 11, 2011 – Envisioning a better Broadway post-redevelopment, Oakland Local

April 9, 2011 – Scheduling the budget process to exclude, Oakland Local

April 7, 2011 – Nominations Open for 2011 Bike Commuter of the Year, Oakland Local

April 6, 2011 – Set your own goals for the region’s future: You Choose Bay Area, Oakland Local

April 5, 2011 – Five issues to watch at Oakland’s City Council meeting tonight – April 5, Oakland Local

April 5, 2011 – BART Director Raburn on parking fees, the Oakland Airport Connector, system operating hours, Oakland Local

April 4, 2011 – BART Director Robert Raburn: working hard to ‘make ‘transit appealing’, Oakland Local

April 1, 2011 – 2012 BART budget: New service, reduced fees, more technology, Oakland Local

April 1, 2011 – Oakland to start ticketing, booting bikes, Oakland Local

March 22, 2011 – Roller Derby: Oakland defeats Berkeley in first home game of the season, Oakland Local

March 22, 2011 – Bus Rapid Transit and pedestrian safety: is there reason for concern?, Oakland Local

March 17, 2011 – It’s a roller derby weekend!, Oakland Local

March 15, 2011 – City Council preview, Oakland Local

March 10, 2011 – Gear up for Lucky Charms Bike Party, Oakland Local

March 9, 2011 – BRT Fact Check, Oakland Local

March 8, 2011 – Workshops generate diverse recommendations for Lake Merritt BART area, Oakland Local

March 7, 2011 – Welcoming Oakland’s newest Sister City: Bauchi, Nigeria, Oakland Local blog

March 1, 2011 – Five issues to watch at City Hall tonight, Oakland Local

February 28, 2011 – Nominate your favorite bike-friendly business, Oakland Local

February 24, 2011 – Future of Lake Merritt BART area? Speak up at public meetings, Oakland Local

February 23, 2011 – Bus Rapid Transit – What could it look like? Check out this animation, Oakland Local

February 22, 2011 – Bridge the Bay Benefit – This Thursday, Oakland Local

February 22, 2011 – Zoning dominates CED meeting, Oakland Local

February 21, 2011 – Public art in Uptown, Transit in East Oakland: This week’s Community and Economic Development Meeting, Oakland Local

February 14, 2011 – Art by Aziz puts art, eyes on the street, Oakland Local

February 3, 2011 – Work on new Temescal mural in North Oakland to begin soon, Oakland Local (partially archived at SFGate.com)

February 1, 2011 – City Council Preview, Oakland Local

January 31, 2011 – How to speak up at Council meetings, Oakland Local

January 31, 2011 – Safeway redevelopment proposal receives mixed reviews, Oakland Local

January 27, 2011 – Ashby bike station opening soon, Oakland Local

January 27, 2011 – Crosswalks in Oakland: Speak up to help shape new policy, Oakland Local

January 19, 2011 – The International Boulevard Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan, Oakland Local (partially archived at SFGate.com)

January 18, 2011 – What’s Happening with the East Bay BRT Plan?, Oakland Local

January 17, 2011 – Transit-Oriented Development in the Fruitvale – What’s Next?, Oakland Local (partially archived at SFGate.com)

September 18, 2010 – Interviewed by Oakland North: What’s that park doing in my parking spot?

September 15, 2010 – A citizen blog for the Bay Citizen: Your Guide to PARK(ing) Day, This Friday, in the East Bay

September 9, 2010 – A citizen blog for the Bay Citizen: It Takes a Neighborhood to Make a Stadium

August 23, 2010 – A citizen blog for the Bay Citizen: Parklets, People, and Parking

June 2, 2010 – A guest op-ed for Oakland North: Support BRT to support pedestrians and bicyclists

*Note that Oakland Local lost much of its archive during a database migration in 2013.