Consultant, researcher and author in sustainable urban planning and low-carbon development. Project manager and owner representative of industry-leading projects. Lecturer and educator in the US and Europe. On editorial boards of three international urban journals. On several advisory research and NGO boards. Academic chair, Council for European Urbanism. Coordinator, European School of Urbanism and Architecture. Executive Director, Sustasis Foundation.

Work History

Work History
Sep 1993 - Present


Structura Naturalis Inc
Consultancy in urban design and project development. See
Sep 2003 - Nov 2005

Director of Education

The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment
Created a highly-regarded new educaton and research program to trainprofessionals in advanced techniques of sustainable urban design and development, partnering with UK Deputy Prime Minister, Royal Institute of British Architects and other major NGOs and universities. "The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is proud to be associated with such a challenging series." - Keith Hill, UK Minister for Planning and Housing. Also co-managed the Foundation's well-regarded consultancy in urban design, working on projects totaling approx. 20,000 residential units.
Sep 1997 - Jan 2003

Project Manager, Orenco Station

Project manager and owner representative for Orenco Station, a $200 million TOD project on Portland's Westside light rail. Described in the New York Times as "perhaps the most interesting experiment in New Urbanist planning anywhere in the country."


1980 - 1981


University of California, Berkeley
1976 - 1978

Bachelor of Arts