You’re Doing it Wrong

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Blog Article, Project Showcase | No Comments

What makes an expert? This morning I was at the gym taking a swim. I was in a lane next to a kid, maybe 12-13 years old, who was getting coached by a young woman. As a former collegiate water polo player and high school swim coach, I noticed the woman’s coaching methods were not […]

Really?! Sidewalk Rage IV

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Blog Article, HLA Blog | No Comments

Nearly every single trip made by nearly every single person on the planet begins and ends with walking. I myself left car-centric California for the (mostly) pedestrian-oriented streets of Chicago. Since I gave up my car, I walk, take transit, and ride a bike to get around the city. While walking is not my sole […]

Planning Myths Debunked

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog Article | No Comments

There are many myths that surround urban planning. Some are about the profession in general: planning is slow, costly, and unnecessary. Others are in regard to specific projects and planning areas: density, transportation, parks, parking, etc. As planners, we try to educate the public through a robust public outreach and participation process. However, sometimes all […]