It’s been a year since publication of Planning the Home Front. Highlights include the opportunities I’ve had to share my work with audiences of academics, planners, students, and friends and family back home in Wisconsin. I’ve enjoyed sharing the story of Willow Run, fielding questions, and hearing others’ take on the mobilization of the United States for World War II.

A recap of the book talks:


“Lessons from the Housing Crisis on the American Home Front during World War II,” Fifth Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning/ Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning held in
Dublin, Ireland, July 15-19, 2013.


“Planning the Home Front: How the Lessons of World War II Apply to Today,” Tuesdays at APA, Washington, DC.


Author Event, Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI


“Housing on the Home Front,” National Building Museum, Washington, DC.


“Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run,” College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“Housing on the Home Front,” Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan—Dearborn.

“Housing on the Home Front,” Department of History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.


“Planning the Home Front: How the Lessons of World War II Apply to Today,” National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland—College Park.

Thank you to everyone who helped make these events possible!