Paul Goddin is a Washington D.C.-based writer focusing on transportation and urban issues. His clients have included Arlington County’s Mobility Lab and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. He is currently the social media manager for Cityv3.
Urban-ish is an online portfolio of Paul’s stories, most of which were originally published at Mobility Lab. He is a regular contributor to Greater Greater Washington and DCInno. Paul is also a prolific ghostwriter. A complete list of Paul’s writing credits can be found on Urban-ish’s Media Mentions page.
Paul is interested in the social and psychological effects of urban design, transportation, and public space. He is a proponent of smart growth, architectural preservation, affordable housing, and strong public transit.
Paul has a B.S. in City Planning from the University of Virginia, and additional graduate work in George Mason University School of Law. His prior employers include the Charlottesville Planning Department and TRW. He lives a happy, car-free life in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C.
Robert Moses, Frederick Law Olmsted, Daniel Burnham, and Jane Jacobs are his urban planning heroes. He’s partial to chocolate, horror and science fiction movies, and coffee, and he is an ENFP on the Myers-Briggs scale.