"The City poised to add two buildings for homeless families"

SF Examiner | April 6, 2022

“The acquisition of these two properties will not only add 274 new homes for those who are homeless, which will help us address the crisis we see on our streets, but for the first time we will have a building dedicated to helping families,” Breed said in a statement.

“This is practically unheard of and an incredible resource to serve families with children,” Emily Cohen, deputy director for communications and legislative affairs at HSH, said at a March community meeting.


"April Fools’: Shipping company to design student housing project at People’s Park"

Berkeleyside | April 1, 2022

In a sparsely attended press conference late Thursday evening, the UC Student Housing and Development Office announced a series of major changes to the People’s Park student housing project.


"The media made me think San Francisco would be an apocalyptic hellscape. But it was lovely"

SF Chronicle | March 6, 2022

I’m not sure I’ve ever heard more discussion about a city over my lifetime than I have about San Francisco. That’s a weird thing to write, because, up until about a month ago, I’d never actually been.


"What We’ve Missed by Working From Home"

Wall Street Journal | March 4, 2022

Employees may need those face-to-face meetings more than their employers do.

The number of suicides and overdoses continues to rise, and the market for counseling services and therapists keeps growing. This legacy of the pandemic, which seems to be ending after two years, is deeply disturbing


"It’s Time to Build the Builders"

Substack | February 1, 2022

One of the most heartening cultural developments spurred by COVID-19 has been the rising awareness of our urgent need to build, and with it a bipartisan “progress movement” aimed at studying, financing, and valorizing the builders.


"How Mexico City’s Vecindades Became Homes for the Working Class"

Bloomberg | January 10, 2022

The grandiose buildings were originally inhabited by European aristocracy, but their central courtyards later turned into spaces for communal living.