Working on incremental strategies for sustainable community renewal and thinking about the intersections between choice and justice remains my professional focus. I’m advising the Rome, NY Housing Authority on restructuring a 180 unit state public housing project, designing green affordable housing, and re-imagining main streets. In addition I teach community development at Roger Williams University and green building design to affordable housing developers and professionals.
At last year’s Loeb Fall Field Trip in Birmingham, William McFarland and I began talking about the role of new media in community development. In September we’ll present our thoughts about “Community Participation in the Age of Twitter and Talk Radio” at the Pacific Rim Community Design Conference in Awaji Japan.
The Fellowship connected me to an amazing community of thinkers and doers that supports me personally and professionally. As a result my world is bigger and more hopeful.