Community

Impact HUB MSP

Impact HUB in Minneapolis hosted me as the first resident member where I got to be involved in building a mission-driven community.

Say Yes to the VRF

Campaign to maintain service levels and for a dedicated funding source for transit in Milwaukee.

Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin vs. WisDOT

At Milwaukee Transit Riders Union we supported a lawsuit against discriminatory highway expansion. The ACLU helped secure a victory: raising awareness and funding new bus lines.

Leben aus der Tonne

Bavarian public radio interviewed my roommate Julia and me about why we dumpster dive for food.

Bioparadies

We built up a volunteer, consensus-based food coop buying directly from farmers in Vienna and Lower Austria.

Urban Planning

Thesis cover

Cooperative Housing in the Financial Crisis

I wrote my senior thesis on cooperative finance and ownership of housing in the 2008 global financial crisis.

Community Development: Analysis and Action Plan

Project documenting the status quo and suggesting adding less-rigid instruments of public engagement and short term realization for improving the local planning culture in Mass Housing Project "Petržalka" in southwest Bratislava.

Independent study, Erasmus Program at STU BA in cooperation with Brno UT.


Participatory Planning Concept: Color Theory

A concept looking into chaotic post-centralized-planning paint schemes on housing blocks and their effects on perception of residents.

A concept incorporating color theory and participatory planning concepts, allowing for residents on the block, building, and household levels to fulfill their preferences while reestablishing visual order, despite variations in ownership models.

Resistance to Residential Displacement of the Disadvantaged in Istanbul

A look into the historic build up to the current residential displacement processes in Istanbul, government actions, and the growing community organizing and popular resistance movements. Several local organizations were interviewed for this paper.

International Regional Development: Slovak Danube Area

Study of EU regional development policy using examples form along the Danube in Slovakia. Overview of projects, mechanisms and areas of involvement, with examples.

Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan: Vienna Airport Region

Analyses, goals, and suggested action plan for collaborative development and planning of a region covering several administrative areas on two levels of government.


Bus Network Redesign: Vienna Airport Region

An economic, short-term integrated transportation concept. The intention is to make the bus attractive for those regional residents who are poorly served by rail service. The Airport was seeking suggestions to combat parking, traffic and environmental issues in the region. The service would include improved branding, better passenger info, and offer half-hourly service in both directions around a loop - requiring five vehicles and drivers.

Brettleck

Urban design concept for development of a rare remaining industrial space in the urban district of Brigittenau in Vienna. The goal was to create usable public space that connected with adjacent neighborhoods while meeting housing density requirements, as well fostering mixed-use in appropriate areas and phases of the project. Ground-floor use, greenery, transportation and parking concepts as well as an implementation plan are included.

Travel

Travel Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange is one of several online communities I contribute to and participate in the governance of. My posts have been seen by 500k people and tips I have shared have been flushed out into content pieces by various major media.

Panoramic desert rainbow as seen from camper.

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After a 7 year stint at a startup, I took a six month roadtrip to visit family and explore the US.