Martin is an urban planner, architect, freelance journalist and principal of City Wise Studio USA, a copy writing, copy editing and communications firm. He has published hundreds of articles and reviews on urban development topics in the Washington Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Urban Land.org, APA Planning, Blueprints Journal of the National Building Museum, the Charlotte Observer, Build a Better Burb.org, and other print and on-line media. He has served as the first architect to lead the Office of Facilities Planning for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1992-2001) during a period of unprecedented growth for the campus. As ED for the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance (2003-2012), he campaigned to redirect the arc of Charlotte's travel culture. Martin is member of Sustain Charlotte's Transportation Choices Alliance, the advisory board to Bike Walk NC, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. He travels frequently to cities in the USA, Canada and abroad in search of urban innovation models. His
vehicle of choice has two wheels
and a bell.