John is the owner of Olson Planning & Urban Landscapes, a sustainability planner for Fort Carson, and as the landscape architect for both EVstudio and the Collaborative Design Group. He serves as the Treasurer of CNU Colorado, Vice Chair of the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority and as one of the initial board members of the Downtown Review Board in Colorado Springs.
My fear is that technology and innovation have almost made our civilization regress at an inverse relationship to innovation. Don’t misinterpret my statement. I love technology as much as the next person, just ask my iPad sitting next to me. The concern is not so much with technology itself as with the mis-application (or over-application) of it. Instances of misapplied technology in planning and development can often be found in connection with an over-dependence on specialists or experts.