I visited Milan in early 2002 and aided by friendly interpreter Chiara Pelizzoni undertook to learn about the city’s place in Lombardia, its role in the North Italian and European economy and its gradual transformation. I wrote about Postindustrial Milan.
I visited this estate several times while working in Sâo Paulo during the autumn of 2004, which was spring in Brazil. It’s a big coffee estate that Marcos Croce wants to return to the old organic ways and even improve them with new knowledge. I found the place and the people fascinating and wrote this story.
A profile of a farmer that appeared in Illinois Issues, April 2003. It portrays a farmer who’s struggle with nature to conserve his soil is much easier than his struggle with commodity markets. The full article is here.
A guest essay appearing in Illinois Issues, October 2000, in which I called for a regional dialogue on farmland, to consider farmland as land, which in those days of booming development was nearly impossible. The full article as published is here.
An article published in Planning Magazine, January 2002, corresponding with the annual planning conference in Chicago that year. I summarize efforts of the many (perhaps too many) groups with their hand in the regional planning arena. The article as published is here.