Urban Issues

As a political ecologist, it’s hard for me to ignore the ways in which politics plays out in urban environments. And, as a matter of my own personal quality of life, I can’t help but try to make the places I live (which tend to be cities) more community-centered, more ecologically sustainable, and more fun.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in the intersections of race, class, access, and inequality as they relate to urban environments.

Mobility barriers and political, environmental, and social inequality in Washington DC

Climate change, economic displacement, and community resiliency

Urban eco-village work: Our group’s website is here.

Back in the days before I became an academic, I worked with the Center for Neighborhood Technology doing community organizing around transportation in Chicagoland. I also did a lot with community and school gardening activities in Chicago.