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.
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.