Between episodes: A tree(s) grow in Portland

In case you missed it, I interviewed Kevin Cavenaugh from Guerrilla Development a couple months ago about his almost-completed Fair-Hair Dumbbell project. With that behind him, he’s been a busy guy. The proof? His newest development in Portland, Tree Farm, might even be more stunning. At least the renderings are. From the website: The design of […]

Between episodes: Soundcities

We’re backed up on episodes – three in the can and ready to publish. Until then, here’s a super cool site we found that lets users listen in on cities and their sounds. Here’s a blurb from their website: Soundcities was the first online open source database of city sounds and soundmaps from around the […]

Between episodes: Help design the Post-Fossil City

  Cool alert. The Urban Futures Studio is presenting the Post-Fossil City Contest. They’re calling on artists, designers, architects, urbanists, authors, photographers, filmmakers and all-around creative thinkers to imagine a city that is no longer reliant on fossil fuels. Proposals in any shape or form are welcome: from illustrations, 3D models and essays to videos, products […]

Episode four: Randy Simes, Urban Cincy

LISTEN HERE. For more than a year I’ve been obsessed with Cincinnati, Ohio. While doing research on old churches being retrofitted as brewpubs, I stumbled across Taft’s Ale House in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood. From there, I went deep. The architecture. The flight to the suburbs. The abandonment. The subway that was built in […]


I live very near Portland, Ore. I live close enough that I can hop on the newly minted Orange Line and be in downtown Portland in around 25 minutes (depending on how TriMet is running that day). I can walk to the station in 30 minutes or bike to it at around 15. I can […]