From the windswept North American prairie to the deforested mountainsides of Afghanistan--and all the metropolises in between--Eric has explored landscapes through his full-time career and part-time passion. While much of his focus as an urban planner has been environments under severe hardship, extreme prosperity can be just as alarming. Eric will offer edited versions of his writing here from time to time, much of it coming from his blog, American Dirt (dirtamericana.com). All articles will feature photography, but forgive him if the photos are sub-par. Beyond the pics, the writing should take readers through the rest of the journey.