The New Suburbanization

The New Suburbanization

It’s been a few weeks since my last urban planning post wherein I talked about the future of cities. So today I want to talk about the future of suburbs. Specifically I want to talk about the trend of urbanizing suburbs and what that will mean for the future of suburbia.   The Future of […]

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ATH: A Great City for a Family Trip

When our son was 9 months old, my wife and I traveled to Athens, Greece. The idea of a transatlantic flight and a three week stay in a foreign country with an 8 month old was daunting. But we embraced the challenge and after an 8 hour flight to Zurich, 2 hours layover and a […]

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A Dream is a Wish for Great Places

A Dream is a Wish for Great Places

Architecture is the most noticeable and descriptive thing about cities.  Our first impressions of the places we visit are usually based on the architecture and its location in a space.  This is how we judge a place worthy of our attention or not. In the past few weeks I have been retweeting many different famous places […]

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#Bleisure Trip to Florida Part I: Orlando

#Bleisure Trip to Florida Part I: Orlando

I just got back from a trip to Orlando, Florida and can I say it was a good time?  Yes, the part I spent with my family was an excellent time.  The part I spent exploring as a city planner/ traveler, no not at all.   I was in town because of the HIMSS 17 Conference that […]

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Global Urbanization: A Better Vision for the Future

A few weeks ago, I posted about a TED-Ed video that talked about urbanization and the future of cities.  To say the least, I was not impressed.  Far from making me excited about the future, I was dreadful. That video espoused central planning as an answer to an impending social, economic and political crisis of population.  Though […]

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San Francisco, a Beautiful City

Visit San Francisco and you will tour a beautiful city.   Book Now with Expedia   Featuring:  Union Square | Chinatown | North Beach | Fisherman’s Wharf | Nob Hill | Russian Hill | SoMa This video marks the launch of a mini-campaign featuring some of the great places of San Francisco, California.  It highlights a […]

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5 Useful Things for Road Trips

5 Useful Things for Road Trips

Welcome to our 5 Useful Things for Road Trips. (Try our Adobe Spark version too) I recently went on two road trips with my family from Chicago, IL. to Tampa, FL. It was my wife, the three little kids and myself. The first trip to Florida was in a Buick Enclave. The second trip was […]

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