Additional writing samples
The following is a list of additional reports, studies, plans, and papers.
Protracted Growth: incremental development in a fast paced luxury market (georgetown 2016)
This report was written while at Georgetown University as part of an Urban Lab class investigating solutions the myriad of problems facing the communities east of the river. The paper focuses on a theoretical framework for how incremental or small development may improve current living conditions east of the river prior to the redevelopment that will almost certainly take place in the coming years.
eidetic elasticities (georgetown 2016)
This report investigates Fresh Kills Park in Staten Islan, New York. Written as a case study, it compares the challenges faced by NYC during the construction of Fresh Kills with those of the Anacostia River Environmental cleanup movement.
sprawl-onomics (georgetown 2016)
This research aims to explore the hypothesis that the suburban sprawl economic model fails to adequately pay for itself past its first lifecycle. Further the research will look specifically at residential sprawl markets that have subsequently seen little development pressure since their initial construction.
Mt. Rainier Green Infrastructure Plan (LID Center 2013)
Similar to the Capitol Heights and Neosho reports, the Mt. Rainier Green Infrastructure Plan addressed a small communities desire to become more green. For Mt. Rainier, we developed a strategy that systematically looked at all their land use types and developed recommendations for stormwater infiltration per land use to aid them in attaining stormwater neutrality. My role in this project was both writer, researcher, and document production. I worked collaboratively with other staff writers at LIDC on this project.
New York Avenue Green Infrastructure Assessment (LID Center 2012)
The New York Avenue Green Infrastructure Assessment, from North Capitol Street, NW to Bladensburg Road, NE in Ward 5, provides an assessment of opportunities to improve public space and the pedestrian realm along the corridor through low impact development (LID) and transportation improvements. My role in this project was both writer, researcher, graphics, and document production. I worked collaboratively with other staff writers at LIDC and several outside consultants on this project. Not all graphics are my own.
NCHRP 25-37: A Watershed Approach to Mitigating Stormwater Management (LID Center 2013)
The LID Center was the Primary Investigator for a National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board National Cooperative Highway Research Program research team that developed a watershed approach for state DOTs to help them achieve compliance with water quality permits that are based on watershed-based Total Maximum Daily Load limitations and receiving water quality standards. The document has not been released to the public, however the link below has a further detailed description. My role was to assist in graphic production and assist in the research and documentation of the watershed toolbox.