Hi! I’m Lou.
I am an urban designer and front-end web developer based in Washington, D.C. 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.
- NACTO Designing Cities 2013 — Phoenix, AZ “Participatory Planning Applications and New Technologies”
- Code for America Summit 2012 — San Francisco, CA “Minecraft: How a cult indie video game could be the next collaborative city planning tool” (Ignite)
- Nerd Nite San Francisco (#25) — “An Open World: Playing in the Intersection of Video Games and Urban Design”
- 2014 Kevin Lynch Award — MIT Media Lab, Boston, MA
- New Partners for Smart Growth 2014 — Denver, CO “Tools that Empower: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Dramatically Increase Public Participation”
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.
I’d love to work with you on your next project.
Please get in touch if you’d like to connect with me on interesting projects that meet at the intersection of urban planning and technology. Bonus points for ideas that emphasize real placemaking and data-driven decision making, and cross-disciplinary teams with amazing people. You can reach me at email@example.com.