Threads of Popular Culture in Design

I’m really intrigued by the way popular culture influences design. We see it every day: film, music, art, literature, and even video games informing our surroundings. It’s not a new phenomenon. Companies used to underwrite radio programs in the 1930s...

Thoughts on Parking and Mobility

I talk a lot about using data to solve seemingly intractable urban problems and blog about my company’s work using analytics to guide transportation policy. Our cities are a living, breathing organism. Our streets are the arteries, and people, goods, and various...

Lost and Found 2: A Christmas Story

Earlier this month I posted part of a story by an unknown author that my parents found when we moved to a house in the woods. I promised to share the anonymous author’s words from time to time. Today I’m picking a page that really speaks to the true nature...

Approaching David Bowie’s 70th: A Mix

Next month (January 8th) would have marked David Bowie’s 70th birthday. His music touched fans and artists alike. To prematurely celebrate a life well lived and a bright light prematurely snuffed, I created a mix of songs by the Thin White Duke himself, a few of...