Hometown: San Anselmo
Birthday: February 22, 1984
Blog Twitter: @theGreaterMarin
Personal Twitter: @OctaviusIV
Website: The Greater Marin
David Edmondson blogs about transportation and urban affairs on North Bay Patch.
David was born and raised in San Anselmo, attending university in Canada before moving on to Washington, DC to pursue a career in politics. Despite the distance, his heart remained in Marin, which he often boasted to his friends was "the best place in the world."
The urbanist bug caught up with David in DC. A lifelong fascination with the form of cities came to life in the broad avenues and deep metro of Washington. When his father challenged him to find a better way to commute to San Francisco from the Hub, The Greater Marin was born, filling the urbanist gap in Marin's blogosphere.
Beliefs: I believe that Marin is still one of the best places in the world, but it can't just coast on its laurels and the victories of the past. Creeping suburbanization - parking lots, malls, and car dependency - has a steady momentum in the County. We can reverse the momentum, but it will take political will and activist zeal to make our County as great as it can be.