Hi! I’m Lou.
I am an urban designer and front-end web developer based in New York City by way of San Francisco. I use technology to improve cities and build better communities.
Recovering architect, 2013 fellow at Code for America, and LEED-ND accredited. I design for exceptional user experience, work with maps and open data, write about iterative placemaking, and speak about civic engagement in a digital world.
Here are some of my recent projects.
These are some other things I've made.
Here is a presentation I did recently.
I was a speaker at these places too.
- Placemaking Leadership Council Second Annual Meeting (2014) — Pittsburgh, PA “Placemaking Roundup: Ideas Ripe for Scaling Up”
- New Partners for Smart Growth 2014 — Denver, CO “Tools that Empower: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Dramatically Increase Public Participation”
- 2014 Kevin Lynch Award — MIT Media Lab, Boston, MA
- Code for America Summit 2013 — San Francisco, CA Streetmix Demo
- NACTO Designing Cities 2013 — Phoenix, AZ “Participatory Planning Applications and New Technologies”
- Nerd Nite San Francisco (#25) — “An Open World: Playing in the Intersection of Video Games and Urban Design”
- Code for America Summit 2012 — San Francisco, CA “Minecraft: How a cult indie video game could be the next collaborative city planning tool” (Ignite)
I've been busy!
I wrote some articles.
... and do many other things.
- You can also hear me on the Strong Towns Podcast.
- I started a machine-readable dataset and API for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
- I have been a freelance photographer.
- I love snowboarding.