effective communication to suit your target audiences

I have been a free-lance journalist since my first piece was published in Rotarian International magazine decades ago. A lot has changed since then, but not the significance of accurate, effective and enlightened communication. Over 150 articles, reviews and interviews in all.

In addition to feature articles on cities, I can copy write and copy edit for other client types and topics. That includes research and policy papers, newsletters, blog posts, grant proposals, scholarly works, city vision and urban design documents… and even speeches.

When teaming with others who specialize in digital production, I can apply my conceptual design expertise to make sure the final product integrates typography, page formatting, photos, illustrations and corollary graphics, effectively and convincingly.



  • Malmö, Sweden: For A Greener, Cleaner Charlotte, Look to Sweden, Plan Charlotte
  • Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas that Shape the World, Urban Land
  • Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of the American Dream, Washington Times
  • Vauban, Germany: An Almost Car-Free Suburb, Where Kids Roam Free, Plan Charlotte
  • Keeping an Urban Authenticity Alive: Vancouver’s Granville Island, Urban Land
  • Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities, Urban Land
  • Jan Gehl: Cities for People and Life Between Buildings, Urban Land
  • We Own This City – Tactical Urbanism Projects are Popping Up Nationwide, Planning
  • Bike Sharing Pedals Toward a Fourth Global Generation, Urban Land
  • Not New or Bad ? Taking a Different Look at Urban Sprawl, Preservation
  • Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis, Urban Land
  • The End of Automobile Dependence: How Cities Are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning, Urban Land
  • The Vancouver Achievement: Urban Planning and Design, Architectural Record
  • Open Space History in the National Capitol Region / Washington D.C., National Building Museum
  • Downtown Schools – The New Urban Frontier, On Common Ground
  • Julie Campoli: Is there a “Right” Density ? One Expert Says “No,” Plan Charlotte