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.

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