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One strain of my research is concerned with nearshore harbor planning, especially dredging plans, and the interaction of stakeholders and their competing framings of their environmental interests in these planning processes. At the other end of the spectrum of marine geographies in both spatial proximity to shore and in scale, I am investigating the emergence of spatial planning regimes in the high seas.


Marine Spatial Planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ongoing).

Projections 13 - Conscripting Climate: Environmental Risk + Defensive Urbanism (Spring, 2018).

Harbor-making Practices in the Port of Boston (2016).

Civilizing the Desert: the Nature of Planning in the Northern Negev (2014-15).


"Revisiting the Endless Appetite: Phronesis and High Seas Marine Spatial Planning,” MARE Conference 2017, People and the Sea, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 6, 2017

Participation in Marine Ecosystem-based Management, Panel series organizer, American Association of Geography Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 8, 2017

“Harbor-making practices in the Port of Boston,” American Association of Geography Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 8, 2017

Conscripting Climate: Ecological Risk and Defensive Urbanism, Symposium co-organizer, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, April 4, 2017

“The Epistemic Region: Knowledge + Scale in the Northeast Ocean Planning Process,” American Association of Geography Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 31, 2016

Other work


with Virginia Byers

Drone experiments.

Aerometries (2013). Digital Atlanta 2013, drone and multimedia art installation.

Phototaxis (2013). Flux Night 2013, robotics and multimedia art installation.

Easy Picking (2012). Art on the Beltline 2012, multimedia installation.

Book cover concepts (2013).


Website, design and creation.

The Melencolia Manifesto, foreword and editing.