Young Lionness, Maasai Mara

Sporadic Musings on Research, Cities and Public Policy

March 12, 2020

After weeks of vacillation I bought a ticket to Kenya to try to initiate some work on climate change planning in urban Kenya.  Since I’ve arrived the coronavirus, or Covid19, which was the cause of my vacillation, has arrived in the USA but not, it appears, in Kenya....

October 20, 2019

I teach land use and environmental law here at UVA.  It is a very trying period to be upbeat about this topic (or, in fact, many topics associated with planning including fair housing, preventing climate change, participatory democracy, ethics, and so on.)  The retreat...

June 5, 2019

As I may have written sometime in the past, I grew up in metro Detroit, as did my husband.  Car culture is a real thing in Detroit and I remember two main events associated it.  The first, the North American International Auto Show held in Cobo Hall every year.  My fat...

July 28, 2018

For a big chunk of my life I hung out with a lot of Dutch people (mainly in Africa.)   When traveling together in the USA, my former partner, a Dutchman, was always looking for the shortest way from A to B and often suggested cutting through yards or farms or such plac...

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