Selected Publications

Selected Research & Reports

Climate Change Adaptation and Water Strategy Statements, East Wick & Sweetwater Phase 1 Reserved Matters Application, East Wick & Sweetwater Projects, Ltd, September 2016, Author

Global Trends in Public and Customer Communications for Water, Global Trends and Challenges in Water Science, Research and Management, Second Edition (pages 102-103), International Water Association, September 2016, Co-author

Will This Rain Barrel Fix My Flooding?: Designing Effective Programs to Incentivize Private Property Stormwater Interventions, Water Environment Federation Conference Proceedings, September 2014, Lead Author

A Business Model Framework for Market-Based Private Financing of Green Infrastructure, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc., December 2014, Expert Panel Member

Explore the Millennium Reserve and Greater Calumet Region: A Natural and Cultural Guide to the Region from Bronzeville to the Indiana Dunes, Bluestem Communications, September 2014, Contributor

Reconstituting the State: City Powers and Exposures in Chicago’s Infrastructure Leases, Urban Studies Journal Limited, March 2014, Researcher

Water Management Resource Guide: Materials from the 2013 Water Management Workshop Series, Metropolitan Planning Council, December 2013, Author

Do We Have the Capacity for Transformative Investment? An Assessment of Northeastern Illinois’ Regional Development Structures and Tools, Metropolitan Planning Council, December 2013, Co-author

Immeasurable Loss: Modernizing Lake Michigan Water Use, Metropolitan Planning Council, May 2013, Co-author

The Financial Engineering of Infrastructure Privatization, Journal of the American Planning Association, September 2012, Researcher

Regional Water Supply Planning through Water Conservation Ordinances in Northeastern Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago Master’s Project/Metropolitan Planning Council, July 2012, Author

Emerging Contaminants: Managing the Effects of Agricultural and Veterinary Pharmaceuticals on Water Quality through Economic and Environmental Policy, Illinois Water Conference, September 2012, and University of Illinois at Chicago Water Research Forum Poster Presentation, April 2012, Author

Moving Forward: Supportive Housing Organization Capacity Assessment, University of Illinois at Chicago UPPSA Student Work Showcase, March 2012, Author

The 2004 Chicago Zoning Ordinance Revision: Flexible Developments and the New Direction of Zoning, University of Chicago Bachelor’s Thesis, May 2006, Author

Paved Over: Surface Parking Lots or Opportunities for Tax-Generating, Sustainable Development?, Center for Neighborhood Technology, November 2006, Contributor/Field Researcher

Selected Articles and Blog Posts Elsewhere

KLH Sustainability Blog, 2015-Present, Regular Contributor

Spurring Stormwater Solutions: Are incentives converting skeptics or just preaching to the choir?, Water Environment & Technology Magazine, February 2015, Author

Scotland’s Opportunity for Equitable and Sustainable Land Policies, Shared Assets blog, December 2014, Author

Metropolitan Planning Council Blog and What Our Water’s Worth, 2011-2014, Regular Contributor

What Our Water’s Worth: Stormwater solutions worth more than the sum of their parts, Metropolitan Planning Council Blog, October 2014, Author

Blue Island means Blue Water: Partnering for success on stormwater in one Illinois community, Metropolitan Planning Council Blog, October 2014, Author

Yes In My Back Yard: Effective incentive programs for stormwater solutions, Metropolitan Planning Council Blog Series, August 2014, Author and Curator

Chicago, we’re not alone: comparing London’s water policies to our own, Metropolitan Planning Council Blog Series, April 2014, Author

Whose Problem Is It?: Individual action for collective storm water management, Stormwater Solutions Magazine, March/April 2014, Author

CommuniDivvy: Biking as community building, Metropolitan Planning Council Blog, August 2013, Author

Great Lakes, Great People: Abby Crisostomo, SOM The Great Lakes Century: Toward a Vision Series, August 2013, Interviewee

Who said stormwater management couldn’t be fun?, Metropolitan Planning Council Blog, October 2012, Author

Selected Lectures & Presentations

Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems, Guest Lecture, University College London, London, January 2017 and February 2016

Introduction to Sustainability, Workshop, London, July 2016

Community Engagement with Drainage in London, Presentation and Panelist, Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Conference, University College London, London, June 2016

Technology and Social Media to Engage Water Users, Workshop Chair, IWA Water & Development Congress 2015, Dead Sea, Jordan, October 2015

Sustainability at East Wick & Sweetwater, Presentation, Urbanistas East Expo, London, UK, July 2015

Keeping Water Local: Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of private property rainwater harvesting and stormwater intervention programs, Presentation, IWA Efficient Water 2015, Cincinnati, OH, April 2015

Will this Rain Barrel Fix my Flooding?: Designing Effective Programs to Incentivize Private Property Stormwater Interventions

  • Presentation, AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference, Portland, OR, March 2015 [accepted]
  • Presentation, WEFTEC 2014, New Orleans, IL, September 2014 [accepted]
  • Presentation, Conservation Foundation Beyond the Basics Seminar, Woodridge, IL, September 2014

Introduction to Water Policy and Management, Guest Lecture, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, November 2014 and September 2012

Calumet Stormwater Collaborative

  • Presentation, Conservation Foundation Beyond the Basics Seminar, Woodridge, IL, September 2014
  • Plenary, GreenTown Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2014
  • Guest Lecture, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2014

Suburban Flooding: Finding regional solutions to a growing problem, Panellist, Senator Daniel Biss Critical Issues Series, Glenview, IL, July 2014

The Next Generation of Social Media: Beyond Facebook and Twitter, Webinar, Illinois Section American Water Works Association, Chicago, IL, June 2014

Speaking their Language: Public Engagement through Social Media for Public Works, Presentation, Illinois Section American Water Works Association T-CON, Grayslake, IL, June 2014

Plants, Paddles & People: Community-based approaches to urban stormwater

  • Presentation, Tuesdays at American Planning Association, Chicago, IL, November 2013
  • Presentation, Conservation Foundation Beyond the Basics Seminar, Woodridge, IL, March 2013
  • Presentation, Illinois Chapter American Planning Association Conference, Champaign, IL, September 2012

Green Infrastructure in the Chicago Region

  • Roundtable Participant, Loyola Green Infrastructure Forum, Chicago, IL, November 2013
  • Panellist, John Marshall Law School Stormwater Management Panel, Chicago, IL, October 2013

Spurring Marketplace Solutions Through Water Policy Reform, Presentation, WEFTEC 2013, Chicago, IL, Oct. 2013

Outreach Strategies for Water Management, Presentation, Four-Series Workshops for DuPage Water Commission, Elmhurst, IL, May, June, July and August 2013

Implementing Water Conservation Tools: State Regulations, Local Ordinances and Community Programs

  • Presentation, Alliance for the Great Lakes Water Conservation Workshop, Glencoe, IL, August 2013
  • Presentation, Greentown Highland Park, Highland Park, IL, October 2012

Making Assets out of Liabilities, Moderator, American Planning Association National Conference, Chicago, IL, Apr 2013

Water Supply Planning Though Regional Collaboration

  • Presentation, Illinois Section American Water Works Association WaterCon, Springfield, IL, March 2013
  • Webinar, American Water Works Association, Chicago, IL, December 2012
  • Presentation, Chicago Wilderness Congress, Chicago, IL, November 2012
  • Presentation and Poster, Illinois Water Conference, Champaign, IL, September 2012