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Great Lakes, Uncertain Futures
My crowd-funded side project is live, but you can still subscribe! I provide regular news round-ups and monthly original reporting on water and climate change around the Great Lakes basin.
+Beacon, October 2014.


Tale of the two-flat
Skip the skyscraper! The most interesting building in Chicago is tied to its neighborhoods and its working class. We take you to North Lawndale, where a building's story is told by the people who lived there, from 1920 to today. (Photo of two-flats in Lincoln Square courtesy Eric Allix Rogers via Flickr.)
+Chicago Public Media, August 2014.


Sustainable design beyond LEED
In 14 years, LEED has gone from fringe to mainstream. But the coveted environmental certification has come under fire in recent years. At this crossroads for green building, I survey the latest horizons in sustainable design metrics.
+Image: Baietan urban master plan, China. (Courtesy Skidmore Owings and Merrill)
+The Architect's Newspaper—in print June, online July 2014.


Toni Preckwinkle Isn't Running for Mayor—Now What?
Rahm Emanuel’s strongest potential challenger is out of the race. Here’s a look at what that means for Chicago’s 2015 mayoral election.
(Image: Toni Preckwinkle on July 15, 2014, confirming that she won't be running for mayor of Chicago. Courtesy E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune.)
+Chicago Magazine, July 2014.