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Storytelling Creates Inclusive Planning —

A willingness to listen and amplify all voices may be our best chance to build trust between planning professionals and the neighborhoods that have often viewed them askance. It’s also an opportunity to contribute to places that truly reflect the people who live there.

How can stories and places inform each other? Check out this brand-new editorial I wrote for the current issue of Planning magazine!

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The Hills Are Alive (and Kicking): A Three-Day Hut-to-Hut Hike in Austria’s High Alps / Aug 29

Often, when we think of European vacations, we think of cities. Sipping espresso in gilt Baroque cafes. Ogling masterworks in gargantuan museums. Dutifully following Rick Steves audio tours through the old towns of Prague, Rome, Paris. What we tend to forget, amid all this civilization, is that Europe also has some of the most stunning wilderness in the world. Exploring […]



Getting Around: When the Car-Free Become the Car-Full / Feb 05

When Tim Nevits gave up being car-free and bought a car, his family rejoiced. “I’m eccentric enough as it is,” says the fortysomething, stray-cat-adopting, tiny-house-dwelling computer programmer. “To them it was like I was coming back into the fold from one of my more eccentric indulgences.” He’d been living without a car for two and […]



Fiction Podcast Production & Marketing Tips from ‘Limetown’ and ‘The Bright Sessions’ / Dec 07

This year, for the first time, the Austin Film Festival had an awards category honoring writers of fiction podcasts, aka audio dramas. (In this post, I’ll be using “fiction podcast” and “audio drama” interchangeably, though I recognize there can be differences.) I was fortunate to be named a competition finalist, for the pilot episode of my second […]