No More Amazon.
My 2018 Resolution is NO AMAZON. To all the “urbanists” who think an Amazon HQ2 would be awesome for their city — you’re wrong. The richest man in the world is treats his employees like garbage, manipulates cities into giving away a much-needed tax base, and is waging a scorched price war. It’s terrible for…
I added my voice to Philadelphia’s monument conversation in PlanPhilly’s “Eyes on the Street” segment, which is discussing “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” My essay here: Mural Arts’ Monument Lab wants to know, “What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” It’s a great question, but I want…
PARK(ing) Day in Philadelphia, Roots in San Diego
I love PARK(ing) Day because it showcases how quick, cheap, and mobile solutions can vastly improve our quality of life. By reducing vehicle speeds and reclaiming streets as people spaces, these temporary parklets build community and prove that a tiny respites from city life is welcome. Philadelphia’s PARK(ing) Day includes 52 businesses, designers, and organizations co-opting…