I visited Milan in early 2002 and, aided by friendly interpreter Chiara Pelizzoni, Continue reading
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.
A ‘first person’ essay published in Illinois Issues, November, 2001. Alvin later told me he thought the story needn’t seem so sad. The article is Island Grove Afternoon. My original text, more complete, follows below.
It is the church standing alone in the countryside that first intrigues a visitor to the parish of Island Grove. Continue reading
An article about the ideas of designer William McDonough was published in Conscious Choice in April, 2002 . Please read the full article here.