In my land use law practice, I help project proponents gain site control and entitlements from public agencies for complex urban projects—market-oriented developments, affordable and mixed-income housing, and facilities and master plans for museums, public authorities, hospitals, colleges and universities, including Harvard.
My fellowship year spurred me toward greater civic engagement. I’m closely involved with the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, a municipal governance think tank, after a three-year term as board chair, and I’ve co-founded the Emerald Network, an initiative to link Boston’s incomparable (but incomplete) legacy of greenways into a seamless network. I’ve recently been elected to Honorary Membership in the Boston Society of Architects, and I’ve been appointed to Boston’s Community Preservation Committee, which makes roughly $25 million available annually for affordable housing, open space and historic preservation projects through a competitive process. Since 2018, I’ve co-directed the real estate program at the GSD, and I teach a course called Developing for Social Impact.
I feel fortunate to have lived into the age of urban recovery, and I try my best to help cities work for everyone. I’m also lucky to collaborate regularly with other Fellows at the GSD and in the Loeb-rich environment of Boston.
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