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Gender MALE
Industry Architecture
Occupation Urban Theorist, Activist, Resident, and Designer
Location Dallas, TX, United States
Introduction I am a professional Urban Planner and Designer. I treat this as my first draft thought laboratory exploring the intersections between design, infrastructure networks, and real estate value.
Interests Building a better world. Proving it's not "patriotic" to wave a flag and say "We're no.1, " but it is to critique, learn, and work to improve the country rather than shouting shallow platitudes.
Favorite Movies City of God, Fight Club, The Corporation, The 11th Hour, Children of Men, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, American Beauty, Big Lebowski, Brazil, Soylent Green, Don't Be a Menace, Dumb and Dumber, The Matrix, The End of Suburbia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Favorite Music Tool, Outkast, Devendra Banhart, Sublime, Dead Prez, Heiroglyphics, Scout Niblett, Kristy Kruger, The Roots, Sun Ra, smog, Bob Marley, Wyrd Visions, Wilco, Calexico, Camp Lo, Questionmark Asylum, CCR, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, DJ Shadow, The Doors, Fugees, Goodie Mob, Joanna Newsom, Leadbelly, Masta Killa, Mos Def, Nas, phutureprimitive, Claude VonStroke
Favorite Books Cradle to Cradle, Natural Capitalism, Cities: Back from the Edge, Carfree Cities, Sustainable Urbanism, Suburban Nation, A Pattern Language, Sustainable Urbanism, Unequal Protection, What Would Jefferson Do?, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NOT the Fountainhead

Which is more important to you and why: flexibility or expandability?

Flexibility in a rapidly changing world. We're at the forefront of history (sounds like the start of a valedictorian's speech), leaving a post-industrialized world for an entirely new economy, where the cleanest and greenest will be the most profitable. Now it's up to us to make sure we get there with as few aches and pains (devastation?) as possible.