Rather than scaling back nighttime infrastructure and services, cities should be on the forefront of leveraging their investments in the evening economy to activate and expand the dimensions of the night.
Underlining Like Mad #185: The Dividends of Night
In order to cultivate a successful evening ecosystem, the city can't just focus on arts and entertainment. It needs to prioritize making resources like transit and everyday services more accessible at night.
Underlining Like Mad #184: Opposite Hex
There is a much-loved photograph of Jane Jacobs sitting in jail, awaiting booking. She is side by side with the writer Susan Sontag, who looks characteristically defiant. Jacobs appears calmer...
This Seems Important: Activity Inequality
I wish this study on "Activity Inequality" was clearer...
Underlining Like Mad #183: DIY Gardens
"The government ordered us to leave, but Taksim is ours —The Young Socialists..." —Istanbul Graffiti, Nov. 2013
Welcoming Yard Signs, Unwelcoming Land Use Code
It's hard for liberal Seattle to grok that our friendly single-family neighborhoods, even with all those progressive "This house believes..." signs, are actually part of the problem.
Underlining Like Mad #181
Underlining Like Mad #180: The Pre-Emption Blues
"...Democrats still control most of the country’s biggest cities. Even that power center, though, is increasingly under attack..."
Underlining Like Mad #179: “I Know There are Perfect Places.”
...with her sense of place intact...