The Frankenburb

I’m currently engaged in a series of on-going conversations with various folks around the country about the future of the suburbs. We tend to agree¬†about the broad outlines, but when it comes to the details we part company pretty fast. Retrofitting most suburbs is less likely than having a few successful ones remain as they … Continue reading The Frankenburb


Every once in a while I find myself standing in a place that’s right on the cusp of being transformed from one thing to another. I turn slowly and take in the landscape and decades flash by in an instant in my mind. It’s easy. We’ve all seen this show before. We know exactly how … Continue reading Quakertown

Strong Towns

  I’m a long time member of the Strong Towns organization and this week is our annual membership drive. If you’re reading Granola Shotgun you obviously have some interest in the built environment. I invite you to check out all the great resources and dynamic people involved in the Strong Towns movement and join today. … Continue reading Strong Towns