May 18th, 2010
On a complete tangent from our regular work, a project I contributed to was recently published. The contribution was an article on the topic of Smart Growth (an urban planning term, that focuses on how to make suburbia and urban growth work better), the venue an Encyclopedia dedicated to sustainability. My piece is part of the second volume in the series, titled the Business of Sustainability.
Although we are currently mostly doing architecture right now most of the members of our group here also do research. The idea being that the academic work will make us better designers.
The topic I was asked to write on comes straight from my PhD research in urban planning, but it is nice that I finally found a use for some of the things I learned by sharing a desk with a developer for the past few years as well – the article was written in a book designed to address both sustainability and economics. Academia and the business world finally unite in my life. A first. Hopefully not the last time this kind of opportunity comes up.