David Poulson

David Poulson is the editor of Great Lakes Echo. He also is the associate director of Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism where he teaches environmental, investigative and computer-assisted reporting. Before coming to MSU in 2003, he was a daily newspaper reporter and editor for 22 years, a period when he mostly covered environmental issues in the Great Lakes region. He is on the advisory boards for Michigan Sea Grant and MSU's Environmental Science and Policy Program and on the board of directors for the Society of Environmental Journalists. test

Recent Stories

Great Lakes cities found at the intersection of walkable and affordable

Rochester is among the U.S. cities at the intersection of walkable and affordable. Image:  Chris Tomkins-Tinch via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve always known that the Great Lakes are the center of the freshwater universe. But who would have thought that they are the intersection of affordability and walkability? A group that’s developed a method of scoring a community’s walkability recently listed neighborhoods in a dozen U.S. cities that are not only easy to get around, they’re affordable to live in. They produced the list with Walk Score data – which measures walkability – the Cost of Living Index and the average rents for every major city in the country. And guess what? Continue Reading →

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