Chicago is one of the world’s great cities but its future isn’t so certain. Continue reading
Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is a very interesting attempt to build a low-carbon sustainable city in the Middle East. Far from creating a sudden Utopia, Continue reading
I occasionally travel to Baku and enjoy the country and people of Azerbaijan. Continue reading
In Spring 2001, after my visit to Milan, I went to see my friend Dave Stein in Vienna and began to learn about that interesting city. Dave, a friend in grafuate school, already knew the city and its transportation system like the back of his hand. I suggested that we write an article for Urban Land, and Dave came up with the concept, Vienna Turns Again to the East.
I traveled several times to Brazil during the early 2000s and made good friends in Sâo Paulo. I became fascinated with Brazil’s great industrial powerhouse. I had never before seen a city so immense, so vast and densely spread out like a human hive. In 2004 the city celebrated its 450th anniversary, so I wrote a short blurb about that for Américas magazine. Later, after another trip, I wrote a feature article about Sâo Paulo. Finally in 2004 I went for four months, on a US State Dept. fellowship that supported my work for the regional planning agency Emplasa.