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Written & Curated by Lucas Gray. Thoughts on creating a better built environment: architecture, design, transportation, urban design, technology, cities, parks, accessory dwelling units, designing places for people, and running a design business.


Trained in architecture, I have lived and worked around the world, developing a passion for cities and design's impact on quality of life.