• Over and Out

    By Dominic on July 13, 2012
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    It has been a few weeks now since I’ve moved out of our graduate studio, but it feels good. I am excited for my next steps, though where they will go is uncertain. Is it time to start a business or apply for jobs? If a business, do I keep it small and focus on physical things and my local

  • State of Cycling Follow Up

    By Dominic on June 28, 2012
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    The event went great!(more about its planning here) We had a great panel (an extra Police officer even showed up)! We learned a little more about parking in bike lanes, the new bike share coordinator position which is in the works, and how communities are involved in lane planning and implementation. In the end, there was a lot of new

  • State of Cycling in Philadelphia

    By Dominic on May 26, 2012
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    Since graduating, I’ve had a chance to refocus my energy on an event. Nick and I have been working with Rachel Aland, on organizing a panel discussion for this Thursday at Next American City’s Storefront for Urban Innovation here in Philly. We’ve got representatives from the city government and police, local advocates, community members, and bike messenger community. We will

  • Thesis Defense – Abridged

    By Dominic on May 1, 2012
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    This past month has been a crazy time warp. So many long days that lead into so many long nights; days lost their meaning. Finally, after a lot of writing and re-writing, our thesis has been defended. Improving cycling in Philadelphia by addressing issues at all levels, from the street to the city to the nation. wicked problem, like transportation,

  • The BDQ Event: Speed Dating with Startups

    By Dominic on March 28, 2012
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    Jobs! That is what this event is about. We’ve teamed up with Venturef0rth and Philly Tech Meetup again to create a unique event focused on designers their offerings. The idea is to flip the traditional career fair on its head, putting the designers in the power position. Each designer will be given a unique space to setup in, to then

  • National Bike Summit

    By Dominic on March 24, 2012
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    The National Bike Summit is an annual event held in Washington D.C. focused on bringing advocates of cycling together to lobby for better bike support at the national level. This year’s focus was on the MAP-21 bill and ensuring it maintained dedicated funding for cycling infrastructure. Nick and I recently returned from the three day event, having learned a lot

  • Designing for Impact with Jon Kolko

    By Dominic on March 23, 2012
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    This past weekend I participated in a great workshop put on by Jon Kolko. It was excellent, not because the concepts were so new or crazy, but because they were so succinctly brought together in a cohesive format. Beginning with an introduction we were kicked out of the studio to go talk to people. We had been formed into groups