Complex and interconnected systems create, design, fund, approve, and maintain our public infrastructure. These processes determine if that investment will propel or hinder economic development and social justice. Trained in planning at MIT and UC Berkeley, I know transportation and land use from top to bottom. I have years of experience in state and federal consulting, local advocacy, and academic policy research. Whether you're looking for data to support a policy or design to display the data, I can provide the planning expertise your project needs. Browse my portfolio here or contact me to learn more.
Maps can be informative, compelling, and beautiful. Be it GIS analysis (I'm an expert with both ESRI ArcMap and open source Quantum), or visual presentation (Adobe Creative Suite, hand rendering), I speak spatially. I've even quilted maps.
My focus is usability. The site should be easy to maintain as an owner, and easy to navigate as a user. I have built, hosted, and supported websites for non-profits, research centers, job-seeking professionals, and others using Wordpress, HTML, and CSS.
I'm as comfortable with a pen and sketchbook as Illustrator. I've created logos for offices of the State of California and regularly contribute icons to the Noun Project. If you've got an occasion, I've got the perfect font to match.
CEQA, BIDs, D/FEIRs, and VMT. Planning has its fair share of jargon. I specialize in translating government speak to human. In addition to being Oakland Local's staff transportation reporter, I've written for Streetsblog, the Berkeley Planning Journal, and the American Planning Association.
Better data make for better decisions. As a student at UC Berkeley, I worked at the cutting edge of data-driven pricing programs like demand-based parking and direct cost-based educational facility use. I'm fluent in policy, economic, and systems analysis.
I've prepared multiple volumes of the Berkeley Planning Journal and other publications for hardcopy and online distribution. If you have questions about open access publication or print on demand, we should talk.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) manages over 45,000 parking spaces at 33 stations. I surveyed, mapped, and documented this inventory, bringing BART the information they need to implement demand based-pricing.
The Center is a place for patient and informed discussion, and they needed a website that could do the same. Featuring infographics, friendly faces, and a regularly updated blog, the Center's website echos and supports institutional mission.
From logos and business cards to infographics and icons, I use digital and hand-rendering to communicate visually and elegantly.
Do you have a vision for a street, park, or place that you want to convey? Fluent in Google Sketchup, I can model your vision, and hand render the most compelling views and perspective for your audience. These images were created from photos of Newton County, Georgia.
How much should parking cost to ensure availability? What's the direct cost to a school district of renting out their auditorium, and how much should they charge for it? As a graduate student, I led a team of researchers to document parking demand in Berkeley, and our findings were adopted by the city. I'm also working with the San Francisco Unified School District to implement a direct cost-based facility rental policy, including user interface design and documentation for an online tool.
The Berkeley Planning Journal is the world's oldest student-led planning journal. I facilitated their move from traditional large-run print publishing to an online, open access format (eScholarship) and print on demand (CreateSpace/Amazon), increasing journal readership 1700% in the first month while reducing effort from the managing board.