I’m a regular contributor to The Atlantic’s CityLab and write for The Boston Globe, Architecture magazine, The New Republic, Planning magazine, and many other publications.

Uber and Lyft should pay for the streets CityLab | November 28, 2017
The Galapagos with kids — a bucket list item they never knew they had The Boston Globe | November 3, 2017
Sometimes even a thrifty Yankee environmentalist has to buy a new car The Boston Globe | September 11, 2017
Life is a kids’ soccer game (or is it the other way around?) The Boston Globe | June 16, 2017
Infrastructure’s Big Moment is Coming CityLab | May 8, 2017

It all starts here Commonwealth Magazine | December 21, 2016
How to Start Thinking About What a Trump Presidency Means for Cities City Lab | November 9, 2016
At Habitat III, a rethinking of the urban development paradigm CityLab | October 21, 2016
New biography looks at Jane Jacobs, who taught urban planners about community The Boston Globe | September 16, 2016
And now, Habitat III, the Olympics of urbanization CityLab | August 26, 2016
Tim Kaine’s urbanist bona fides CityLab | July 24, 2016
How one Colorado city instantly created affordable housing CityLab | May 17, 2016
Are Innovation Districts right for every city? CityLab | April 29, 2016
The Land-Use Reinvention of Cape Canaveral CityLab | March 16, 2016
Landmarks of Boston, In Trouble CityLab | February 1, 2016
The Fights Against the Lower Manhattan Expressway |CityLab | Febuary 21, 2016

10 Years Later, did the Big Dig Deliver?
 The Boston Globe | December 29, 2015
What NASA Can Teach Urban Planners CityLab | November 12, 2015
Making the Case for Symmetrical Cities CityLab | October 8, 2015
America’s Great Infrastructure Stagnation CityLab | August 27, 2015
To save world heritage sites from destruction, bring back the Monuments Men  GlobalPost | August 20, 2015
Restoring Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 Architect magazine | August 13, 2015
Is Urban Planning Having an Identity Crisis? CityLab | July 17, 2015
An Audacious Plan for Baltimore’s Vacant Industrial Spaces CityLab | June 18, 2015
Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet? CityLab | May 19, 2015

How urban planners see America’s growing affordability crisis CityLab | April 22, 2015
Medellín, a city on the rise The Boston Globe | April 12, 2015
If you go to Medellín, Colombia The Boston Globe | April 12, 2015
The Precedent-Setting Possibilities of the New Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston CityLab | March 30, 2015
25 Years Later, a Renewed Campaign to Solve Boston’s Greatest Art Heist CityLab | March 18, 2015
Le Corbusier and the Biology of Beauty in Design CityLab | March 17, 2015
What I Learned From A Poverty Simulation CityLab | February 5, 2015
Infrastructure investment in the time of few compromises CityLab | Febuary 21, 2015
Breakers Palm Beach puts top-notch spin on fitness The Boston Globe | Febuary 18, 2015
The Tragic Comedy of Small Business Permitting CityLab | December 31, 2014
Building the New Harvard Art Museums Was a Story of Many, Many Constraints CityLab | December 16, 2014
At MoMA, How ‘Tactical Urbanism” Can Preserve the Future of Cities CityLab | December 9, 2014
Ushering in the era of concrete deconstruction CityLab | November 18, 2014
The Hazardous Business of Celebrating Le Corbusier CityLab | November 11, 2014
Following in the Footsteps of Le Corbusier The Boston Globe | November 2, 2014
If You Go The Boston Globe | November 2, 2014
As Asian Cities Grow, so Do Public Health Concerns CityLab | October 21, 2014
Why Is Italy’s ‘National Mall’ so Unwelcoming? CityLab | October 20, 2014
Wait Your Turn for the Swings at Boston’s Adult Playground CityLab | September 17, 2014
When Neighborhood Re-Branding Celebrates What’s Disappearing CityLab | September 8, 2014
Beachfront in the Time of Climate Change CityLab | August 29, 2014
A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis’ Future CityLab | August 25, 2014
Braving the New World of Performance-Based Zoning CityLab | August 12, 2014
Discovering Cape Cod’s Modernist Legacy Metropolis | July 28, 2014
Restaurants Really Can Determine the Fate of Cities and Neighborhoods CityLab | July 22, 2014
Who Really Owns Public Spaces? CityLab | June 30, 2014
Olmsted the Hero, Moses the Villain CityLab | June 20, 2014
Why the ‘Garden City’ Is Making an Unlikely Comeback The Atlantic Cities | May 28, 2014
What Millennials Want—And Why Cities Are Right to Pay Them So Much Attention The Atlantic Cities | May 5, 2014
When Taking Back the City Means Returning to the Scene of the Crime The Atlantic Cities | April 18, 2014
Is There a Medellín Hype Machine? The Atlantic Cities | April 11 2014
Why Andrés Duany Is So Focused on Making ‘Lean Urbanism’ a Thing The Atlantic Cities | March 14, 2014
The ‘New Old’ Way We Market American Real Estate The Atlantic Cities | February 27, 2014
Why It Makes Sense for Long Island to Rethink the Parking Garage The Atlantic Cities | Febuary 28, 2014
Could the College Campus Go the Way of the Bookstore? The Atlantic Cities | Febuary 13, 2014
How We Hate on Architecture Now The Atlantic Cities | December 4, 2013
Year in Review 2013 Metropolis Magazine | December 2013
The Evolution of How We Build Airports The Atlantic Cities | November 20, 2013
The Lido, Bellagio, Italy The Boston Globe | November 3, 2013
Paris by Wheelchair: A Seemingly Impossible Challenge The Atlantic Cities | October 31, 2013
For Second-Tier European Cities, It’s a Race to Go Greener, Faster The Atlantic Cities | October 3, 2013
Deconstructing Le Corbusier The American Library in Paris Blog | September 30, 2013
Are Mega-Projects Really As Bad As Everyone Says? The Atlantic Cities | September 18, 2013
On Oprah and the Swiss Culture of Small Sacrifices The Atlantic Cities | August 13, 2013
Chandigarh, India, a city designed by Le Corbusier The Boston Globe | July 28, 2013
If You Go/Chandigarh The Boston Globe | July 28, 2013
Le Corbusier exhibit at MoMA The Boston Globe | July 28, 2013
How the Supreme Court Made It Harder to Prepare for Climate Change The Atlantic Cities | June 28, 2013
Gandolfini as Robert Moses: The Dream Role He Never Got to Play The New Republic | June 21, 2013
The Boston Globe: How New England Resorts Compare with the Breakers The Boston Globe | June 15, 2013
MoMA Pays Tribute to the Terrifying Beauty of Le Corbusier The Atlantic Cities | June 14, 2013
China’s Eco-Cities: Substantive and Skimpy at the Same Time The Atlantic Cities | May 31, 2013
The Potential Perils of Rapid-Fire Urbanization The Atlantic Cities | May 4, 2013
How Cities Can Lead the Fight Against Trash The Atlantic Cities | April 26, 2013
Why the Boston Marathon Is an Especially Sinister Target for Terror The Atlantic Cities | April 16, 2013
Farewell to embodied energy as an argument for preservation? The Atlantic Cities | March 29, 2013
Menino’s best skill? Staying out of the way of progress Boston.com | March 28, 2013
Why We Just Might Want to Build Skyscrapers Out of Wood The Atlantic Cities | March 15, 2013
Housing the Coming Billions in Cities TEDxBeaconStreet | February 14, 2013
Cities With Too Many Men The Atlantic Cities | Febuary 22, 2013

Will Sandy’s Legacy Loom As Large As it Should Past 2012? The Atlantic Cities | December 27, 2012
There’s More Than History at Stake for NYC’s First Pre-Fab High-Rise The Atlantic Cities | December 18, 2012
Beyond Density: The Art and Science of Walkable Neighborhoods Citiwire | December 14, 2012
A Contagion of Good Ideas Architecture Boston | November 2012
The Next Workplace Revolution The Atlantic Cities | November 15, 2012
Lessons From a Reinvented Military Base The Atlantic Cities | October 26, 2012
How should we celebrate our architects? The Atlantic Cities | October 11, 2012
The Next Big Financial Crisis That Could Cripple Cities The Atlantic Cities | September 28, 2012
In Aiding Struggling Megacities, Can Any Conference Solve These Problems? The Atlantic Cities | September 13, 2012
Why Mitt Romney Should Love France’s Approach to Infrastructure Funding The Atlantic Cities | August 30, 2012
Trees vs. Power Lines: Will We Have to Choose? The Atlantic Cities | August 07, 2012
Planet of Cities Citiwire | July 29, 2012
Writing the Rules for Smart Cities The Atlantic Cities | July 23, 2012
Reinventing public art, thousands of LEDs at a time The Atlantic Cities | July 5, 2012
The secret conservative war on zoning The Atlantic Cities | June 26, 2012
The Risky Business of Parking Lot Creation The Atlantic Cities | June 1, 2012
At the 20th Congress for the New Urbanism, a Movement Feels its Age The Atlantic Cities | May 10, 2012
Boston’s Highway That Went Nowhere: Lessons from the Inner Belt Fight, 40 Years Later The Atlantic Cities | May 1, 2012
As Fenway Park Turns 100, Remember That It Almost Didn’t Make It The Atlantic Cities | April 13, 2012
What Mumbai and Beijing Can Learn from New York The Atlantic Cities | March 16, 2012
How the 2012 TED Prize, The City 2.0, Aims to Crowdsource the Future The Atlantic Cities | March 1, 2012
The Greening of Houston The Atlantic Cities | February 3, 2012
A Boston Museum’s Deft Attempt at Balancing Old and New The Atlantic Cities | Febuary 13, 2012
The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals The Atlantic Cities | Febuary 9, 2012

How the Tea Party Is Upending Urban Planning The Atlantic Cities | December 14, 2011
Jane Jacobs and the book that inspired a revolution Grist | November 15, 2011
An urban legacy in need of renewal The Boston Globe | November 12, 2011
Biting the Bullet (Train): Moving Forward with “HSR” Citiwire | October 14, 2011
Can High Speed Rail Be Saved? The Infrastructurist | October 6, 2011
Deval Patrick — Tea Party champion? The Angle/Boston Globe | September 8, 2011
The cycle of life: how bike-sharing might tame Boston’s notorious drivers The Angle/Boston Globe | July 22, 2011
To help towns combat sprawl, rewrite of state zoning law is overdue The Angle/Boston Globe | May 24, 2011
Worcester’s Next Steps This Land/Boston Globe | April 29, 2011
Space frontiers This Land/Boston Globe | April 24, 2011
Processing process This Land/Boston Globe | April 14, 2011
Design Research and Harvard Square: Modern living, back in the day This Land/Boston Globe | March 14, 2011
Paying the right price for parking This Land/Boston Globe | March 14, 2011
Zombie subdivisions and post-bust detritus This Land/Boston Globe | February 10, 2011
Smart growth’s past, present, and future Planning magazine | Febuary 15, 2011

10 reasons to be nice to pedestrians in 2011 This Land/Boston Globe | December 29, 2010
Atlanta property taxes: Making tweaks Atlanta Journal Constitution | December 26, 2010
All climate politics is local This Land/Boston Globe | December 13, 2010
In Quest for Revenue, Cities Turning to PILOTs Citiwire | December 05, 2010
Processing Urban Renewal Architecture Boston | November 2010
Red light, green light — how about nothing at all? This Land/Boston Globe | October 14, 2010
Preserving modernism in Boston: making the case This Land/Boston Globe | July 22, 2010
After battle, park at Harvard site manages to please This Land/Boston Globe | June 30, 2010
Improving slums, one step at a time GlobalPost | March 31, 2010
Chickens in the City Next American City | March 11, 2010

Filling in the gaps in the city The Boston Globe | December 17, 2009
Talk at The Skyscraper Museum New York City | October 1, 2009
Getting to green: smaller, denser, walkable living The Boston Globe | November 18, 2009
Arrested Development The Boston Globe | September 6, 2009
In 2 visions, a blueprint to a livable city The Boston Globe | August 20, 2009
A Government Retrofit: Federal Coordination Citiwire | May 17, 2009
Wright’s Fallingwater appeals to many senses The Boston Globe | April 19, 2009
Getting Down to Business In Sustainability 2.0 Citiwire | March 13, 2009
A President for Cities, But Where’s the Money? Citiwire | November 16, 2008
Climate Change Challenge: Collaborating to Adapt Citiwire | August 2, 2008
Forward to Suburban Transformations Princeton Architectural Press | 2008
We are not alone Architecture Boston  | March, 2007
No time to leave downtown Boston The Hartford Courant | Febuary 21, 2007

Agencies working togetherThe Boston Globe | December 19, 2006
Urbanism is good for the planet | Natick Bulletin & Tab | October 27, 2006
Mitigating Circumstances Architecture Boston
The Big Problem The Hartford Courant
Back to Connecticut The Hartford Courant | July 9 2006
Zoning out Perspectives essay in Boston Globe Sunday Magazine | June 4 2006
Connecting the dots on high gas prices PLANetizen op-ed essay | May 15 2006

Boston Globe Big Dig Series June 2004
Boston Globe series on the impact of terrorism July 2002