The following are some of my reports, maps, and presentations on urban and regional planning subjects. My main interests are walkable cities, more sustainable zoning codes, and cooperative economies. I will update this page with new materials over time. I may end up removing some of the older materials or revising them.
- “Energize Orange”: This is the regional planning studio course and project I worked on with nine other students and a professor. We were hired by the Town of Orange, MA to create an Economic Development Self-Assessment Exercise (EDSAE). We produced lengthy internal reports that the Town is reviewing. The short project website I mainly created and maintained is here. The website may shut down mid-2021: https://energizeorangema.com/. Also, the storymap we created is here (Another person was the lead, and I helped edit it): https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/a1a5c3f944724c71b0325d69bc64f1c9
- “Pioneer Valley Commuting and Income Patterns”: This is a series of maps using ArcMap. It contains an analysis to find a relationship between commuting patterns and income. It’s rather large at about 7 MB. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UyZML1Yck-s6xaZob7CtIEUOqshfhDKA/view?usp=sharing
- “Analyzing Sustainability and Resilience Tools in Greenfield, MA”: A report I wrote for a course to see how Greenfield does on the three E’s of sustainability by looking at its zoning code, industry data, and transit options. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ra1tAoWG4HRIx7vyzNqkm3ROjH2LEtyn/view?usp=sharing
- Four maps on food access in Amherst based on the zoning code and food store locations: The first two maps are the full zoning map of Amherst and a map that shows zoning districts where food stores are allowed. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_UaJpIIhae6mL2GwHzpokRr-Bj4YmBqJ/view?usp=sharing. The next two maps show the current coverage by existing food stores and potential coverage by new stores. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DX4h9clzkNzhJ8ScYt68XxaQ2_Yb0qP9/view?usp=sharing.
- “Lessons and Questions from the Amherst Mobile Market”: A quick presentation I did for UMass Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning’s weekly Zube lecture series. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jffrNtN_27v4MzW7hToZkhLObS4eLpq0/view?usp=sharing
- “Applying Permaculture Principles to the Amherst Zoning Bylaw”: A brief report I wrote for the Introduction to Permaculture course at UMass Amherst. Permaculture is a holistic and nature-based approach to designing agricultural and ecological systems, now extended to human social systems. In the 1970s, Australian biologist Bill Mollison started formalizing the ideas thorough his writings although many of the ideas have existed in indigenous cultures for millennia:: http://bit.ly/perma-to-amherst-zoning