Category Archives: Good

My favorite stories of 2012 (and 5 stories I want to write in 2013)

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Actually, it’s a little past that time of year, but since my vacation fell during the time when I’m usually filing my year-in-review post, I gave myself a small grace period. Besides, … Continue reading

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Italian Scoops: The Biennale

It wasn’t all gelato and Aperol during our trip to Italy. As I mentioned before, GOOD Ideas for Cities was one of 124 projects selected for representation at the U.S. Pavilion of the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, and one … Continue reading

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Learning from New Orleans

Last month I spent a magical three days in the Big Easy to host the last of our 2012 GOOD Ideas for Cities events (in this country, that is). And with the latest news (on the anniversary of Katrina, no … Continue reading

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GOOD Ideas for Cities: Gelato Edition

For the last eight months I’ve been skittering across the country with the GOOD Ideas for Cities initiative, taking the program to six mid-sized cities, working with amazing local groups for every event, and writing about each and every brilliant solution … Continue reading

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Portlandia: The Sequel

It’s true, I couldn’t get enough of the bikes, the pretzel croutons, and, of course the rain. Thanks to the awesome folks at PSU’s Graphic Design Department (the happiest school in town) I’ll be back in Portland this week to … Continue reading

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Meet me in St. Louis March 8!

That’s right, folks! You remember after I announced the Portland GOOD Ideas for Cities event, I hinted that the next city we’d be heading to would be my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. I’m so excited for this event: St. … Continue reading

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Back from an incredible trip to Portland for the first GOOD Ideas for Cities event. The highlight may have been when I met Mayor Sam Adams onstage (photo by the awesome Paul Searle). It was all I could do not … Continue reading

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See you in Portland February 16!

If you remember a few months back, I posted about a very exciting new grant I received from a new creative placemaking foundation called ArtPlace. Getting a grant is at once an exhilarating and terrifying thing, as you are basically … Continue reading

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My favorite stories of 2011

Last year on this day I posted my own version of a year-in-review with my 13 favorite stories of the year. (Why 13, everyone wanted to know? Was I superstitious? Unlucky? Honestly, it just worked out that way.) This year, … Continue reading

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The year in design that works

It’s December, and for journalists that means roundup season, as we all scramble to compile definitive lists of the BEST and WORST things to happen to all of us in the past year. I was tapped by my editors at … Continue reading

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