April 22, 2022

Earth Day Tree Planting

It’s Earth Day, so of course, it made perfect sense to plant a tree! Because, we are a Landscape Architecture office, there were a few choices …

December 28, 2021

Therapeutic Gardening is Healing

Horticultural Therapy is an alternative or a supplementation to traditional talk therapy, similar to Equine Therapy or Art Therapy.  Therapeutic gardening is a time-proven and highly …

November 27, 2021

Ruxton Avenue – A Woonerf?

In 2015, during my tenure at ALC, I was approached by the now former Mayor (2017-2019) of Manitou Springs, Ken Jaray, on behalf of the Friends …

November 20, 2021

A Potential Path Forward for Old Colorado City

Downtown is in the midst of a renaissance (See ‘Skyscraper’ points toward Springs Future)! But, it’s time to focus on the non-Downtown areas of Colorado Springs …

November 14, 2021

Two Years of Urban Landscapes

The holidays are coming and today, I reflect back on the past two years. Urban Landscapes, LLC was technically created as a business December 1, 2019. …

November 3, 2021

The Perfection of Imperfection

In the year of Seaside’s fortieth anniversary, it seemed appropriate to reflect back on the many years and generations of the new urbanism movement. Seaside was …

Swift Street, September, 2021.
October 4, 2021

South Main: One Decade Later

It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since our Labor Day visit to South Main. This Labor Day (2021), we did it again. …

Bread & Butter Parklet Coming VERY Soon!
May 18, 2021

Bread & Butter Parklet Coming VERY Soon!

This coming Saturday, we’ll be constructing the parklet at Bread & Butter! I’m so excited to see the store & it’s success to date, Stacey, Aubrey & …

New Urbanism - My Journey
April 17, 2021

New Urbanism – My Journey

This past decade, I have found myself answering this basic question of how I ended up in the world of new urbanism. I certainly did not grow …

The Hate for Cities Has Gone Too Far
May 16, 2020

The Hate for Cities Has Gone Too Far

The suburbs are mistakenly having a moment as cities have become the patsy for the COVID-19 pandemic. Lazy, surface level views of the pandemic have duped cities …