Urban Planning

Catching Up, Part 3

Catching Up, Part 3

I arranged informational interviews in the Northeast to learn more about the transportation profession, find more career opportunities, and share the lessons learned from my research project in Australia. Signs of change in the Northeast are everywhere. The demographics of…

Urban Times Op-Ed

Urban Times Op-Ed

I wrote an op-ed for Urban Times on how and why the marketing for bikeshare programs needs to change. Bikeshare isn’t going to magically reduce congestion or improve air quality. What it will do is provide a fun, convenient, and inexpensive…

Congrats! (Again)

Congrats! (Again)

    The community of Cascade Locks has won another award for their work on Connect Cascade Locks: A Recreational Trails Plan for Economic Development. The Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association honored the project with the Student Achievement Award….

Brisbane Transportation

Brisbane Transportation

One of the reasons I love living in Brisbane is that it has a fantastic transportation system. The commuter rail takes me to the Rotary meetings in Brisbane’s distant suburbs. The ferry service glides me down the Brisbane River to…

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

The community of Cascade Locks, Ore., has received positive media attention lately for Connect Cascade Locks, the planning project five of my colleagues and I facilitated last year. Read about the community’s recent award in The Hood River News, The Oregonian,…

Radio Debut

Radio Debut

    I had a great chat with John Scott at 4BC talk radio. I discussed the growth of cycling in Brisbane and related the increased cycling rates to public health challenges. It was a great first experience talking on…

AICP Student Project Award

AICP Student Project Award

I found out over the weekend that my master’s project, Connect Cascade Locks: A Trails Plan for Economic Development, was awarded the American Institute of Certified Planners Student Project Award. I’m thrilled that the project received the national award. It was…

Melbourne Bike Share

Melbourne Bike Share

Cycling around Melbourne was a breeze, thanks to the city’s bike share program. Melbourne’s system predated Brisbane CityCycle by only a few months, and I have read that it also had a slow start. Although the systems are similar in…

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

  The housemates and I hit up the Harvest Festival on Sunday. Though delayed because of the storms, we still enjoyed Sigur Ros, Santigold, Grizzly Bear, Ben Folds Five, Cake, and a few of the other acts.   One of…