Lance has published a number of essays for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications. 


"Time to Retool San Diego's Skyline?" San Diego Union-Tribune, November 22, 2017
San Diego is a world-class city waiting to happen. Don’t we deserve a built environment more in sync with our natural environment? 

"Scent and the City," New York Times, October 25, 2013
Designers are trained to focus mostly on the visual, but the science of design could significantly expand designers’ sensory palette. Call it medicinal urbanism. 

"Why We Love Beautiful Things," New York Times, February 15, 2013
Excerpt from The Shape of Green about research into the aesthetics of wellness.  

"More Constructive Ways to Build A City," Washington Post, January 9, 2005
The cycle of construction and demolition can signal a healthy economy, but over-demolition is socially, economically, and environmentally challenging.