mother of two,
Ph.D. in city and regional planning from Georgia Tech.

My dissertation was on how Latino-owned businesses perform in different U.S. metropolitan areas
and what that implies about ethnic entrepreneurship and economic development.
Other interests: public transit; transport costs and regional economies;
how globalization plays out at local and regional scales;
how public spaces reflect (and shape) social and cultural assumptions.

When I'm not writing about people making value in places
I'm often writing about pop culture and pop music,
most often for The Singles Jukebox.
I like being serious about silly things.
Come read some of my recent published work.

Finally: above image courtesy of Joel Mann, copyright 2006.
Do check out what he has to say about it.