I am an engineer-economist and planner, an urbanist and philosopher of the built environment. I have worked on a variety of large scale urban and regional developments, policy and planning studies, and civil infrastructure systems analysis throughout the United States and abroad, and written and taught on these subjects. I undertake consulting assignments in support of public-sector and private clients, formerly through the MATRIX group LLC, a firm I founded in 1985, and now as an independent contractor. I formerly held senior management positions with PRC Engineering, Inc.; PRC Nigeria, Ltd.; and Alan M. Voorhees & Associates, Inc.; and served as Director of the Building Research Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), and as a Senior Program Officer in NASEM’s Cooperative Research Programs of the Transportation Research Board. I received my university education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
- Cities and Regions (4)
- My Kind of Places (5)
- Nature and Humanity (4)
- Philosophy of Infrastructure (18)
- Society and Networks (15)
- Technology and Innovation (12)
- The Origins of Infrastructure
- Performance-Based Infrastructure Management: From Theory to Practice
- Battling Aging Infrastructure, the Enemy Is Us
- Learning to Live with New Infrastructure Technology
- Are We Selling the Future Too Cheap?
- Is humanity sustainable? (Principles for ecostructure)
- Addendum on Abuja: Estimating costs
- What’s it worth? — Considering the value of our infrastructure