few words about me

I am a Chicago-based writer currently living and working in Dubai, serving as editor of Energy & Utilities covering the Middle East and Africa.

I write about energy, infrastructure, construction, urban and regional planning. I like to write profiles of cities, people and places. I’ve also written about food, music and dance. I am coauthor of Beyond Burnham, An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region (Lake Forest College Press, 2009).

I began to write for publication in 2000, while working in the planning group of a major metropolitan agency. Regional planning led me to reflect on many aspects of cities and culture. I continue writing on a wide array of topics today.

You will see a sampling of my published work and other essays on this weblog.

Thank you!