Deconstructing the recent history of demolition, parks, and public safety

A recent history of what elected officials and residents say and do about vacant housing, demolition, and public safety in Baltimore.

The politics of 'tear it down'

Writing about the meaning and politics of demolition in Baltimore for the Vernacular Architectural Forum.

Baltimore Data Day: Vacant housing, trash, and making data open in Harwood

This post is a slightly revised version of my lunchtime lightning talk at Baltimore Data Day 2017. This script corresponds to my slides which I’ve embedded below. Thanks to Ciara Christian for the opportunity to share my work around vacant housing, trash, and 311 data.

Who remembers Baltimore's Civil Rights heritage?

It is not well to forget the past. Memory was given to man for some wise purpose. The past is the mirror in which we may discern the dim outlines of the future.