Welcome to my blog! On these pages, I muse about city planning and housing topics while also trying to practice a little French writing along the way. By day, I work as a professional affordable housing developer in the Washington, DC area. I hope that this blog can be a small voice in a bigger online conversation about how to make housing cheaper and more accessible for everyone.
More broadly, I love cities, and I hope to use these pages to describe the favorite parts of urban living. I am a staunch advocate for reforming American land-use towards dense, urban infill development and investing in public transportation that will allow for the continued growth of urban areas into the future. You can also find some of my writing and advocacy work at Greater Greater Washington.
I have a Master’s of City Planning from UC Berkeley, and this blog showcases some of my projects from my time in California. While there, I interned at the San Francisco Planning Department, where I created an online application to visualize and summarize the city’s development pipeline. Aside from California, I lived for a brief stint in Chicago and grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. You can find a list of my school projects here and my latest résumé here.
Finally, as an aspiring francophone, I use this blog to practice writing in French, so please indulge me and share this with a French-speaking friend (merci beaucoup !).