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Writer and editor

I’m a journalist in the Washington, D.C., area who specializes in architecture and urban design and history. Currently, I am a senior editor at CityLab, the city-focused publication of The Atlantic. My book Radical Suburbs, on experimental communities in American suburbia, was published in April 2019.

My work has appeared in publications including:

Architect Architectural RecordThe American Scholar The Atlantic / CityLab / CNN / CurbedForeign Policy Landscape Architecture Next CityThe Times Literary Supplement / WallpaperWashington City PaperWashingtonian The Washington Post

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(Photo at right: Reston, Va., in the 1960s)