Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.
If the liberty of myself or my class or my nation depends on the misery of a number of other human beings, the system which promotes this is unjust and immoral.
William H. Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces - The Street Corner
I recently visited family and friends in Philadelphia and had many great conversations about urban spaces. William Whyte of course was brought up, and it made me search out this video. Lucky for me, someone uploaded it to Vimeo with a CC license. Please watch and enjoy, William Whyte is the reason the Carrie Bradshaw, et al, ate lunch in Bryant Park. Watch the video and find out why.
So Tumblr is awesome to share things, but it sucks when someone doesn’t bother to reblog and steals something from you. This is my tattoo and I posted it on Tumblr and no one reblogged it from me.
Don’t steal bro.
I want to know: 1) what city this is; 2) if his shirt says “PLANNING”; 3) if he’s going to amend the tattoo when they tear up city streets for an interstate.
I’ve only owned a car for two years of my life, and that was about 7 years ago. I have no interest in owning a car again, but this is a great ad, and I’m glad to see Chrysler taking some pride in the Motor City.
The “ruins porn” of old cities like Detroit was important for a time to help remind people of the history that was being lost in cities like Detroit and Buffalo, but now it’s time to start showcasing how these cities have been rebuilding over the past ten years. (Initial numbers from the American Communities Survey from 2005-2009 conducted by the Census shows that many districts in cities have been improving since the year 2000.)
People are moving back to these cities and reclaiming parts of our American cultural heritage, it isn’t everyone, but it is significant and it is making a difference.
88% of millennials want to live in cities. The next 50 years of American history could be very interesting.
The richest 1 percent of Americans possess over 1/3 of the country’s wealth, more than the combined wealth of the bottom 90 percent of American families.