About The Good City and Jon Swerens

The Good City is a Fort Wayne web site about market-driven urbanism and community, Complete Streets and pedestrian-friendly cityscapes, neighborhoods and Third Places, site plans and human-scaled architecture.

The proprietor of The Good City is Fort Wayne resident Jon Swerens.

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About Jon

Jon Swerens has been working in journalism and communications for 20 years. He grew up in the small city of Martins Ferry, Ohio, graduated from West Virginia University and lived in Parkersburg, W.Va., Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Dunkirk, N.Y., before moving to Fort Wayne in 1998.

He is also an amateur musician and songwriter who is available for your next party or event. Listen to some of his music here, and then buy multiple copies of his instrumental album “Wordlessly” over here. You can also check out his personal blog and his MySpace page.

He lives in an 80-year-old yellow house in the Nebraska neighborhood with his wife and four children.