The long-awaited book from me, blogger, speaker, writer, community advocate, and friend Kristen Jeffers.
My (late) dad was a key influence in me being interested in the city. We used to bike around our working-class neighborhood, walk to the neighborhood ballpark and go downtown to all the festivals. He also took me to more school buildings than I would care to share. In essence, I grew up with a love of architecture, streets, trees, buses, trains and lots of other things in the environment. Now I bring this to you in a format that is straightforward about who I am, a black urbanist, a young woman of African-American descent who likes all things built environment, especially when it comes to cities.
Learn more about how this relationship impacted my views on place. Revisit some classic posts, with new spins, around the themes of the Marketplace, the Commons, Heart, and Mobility. Get the black young millennial North Carolinian perspective on placemaking. Laugh, please laugh. Share with your leaders who are looking for my kind of perspective.