I am a retired professor of urban and regional planning. Having worked for a local governmental agency, consulting firms, a national energy research laboratory; having served as an elected official in Iowa City (Iowa); having taught urban planning for 23 years in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Iowa; having published many scholarly and non-scholarly publications; and having traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, I have strongly come to believe that story telling is a crucial component of building sustainable places. The articles, papers, and essays on this site document why.
I’m currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled: Why Storytelling Matters. Stay tuned.