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.
The dependence on personal transportation in this country, outside of major urban areas, is still pretty profound, so there’s really no alternative,” he said.
Braddock, PA is a somewhat typical, small Rust Belt town where the industry has all left. But Braddock has been getting a lot of press over the past seven years or so because of Mayor John Fetterman and all the good work he’s doing there. There a tons of great interviews with him, so google him if you’re interested.
I have a lot of respect for the work he’s doing, and this ad really connects with me and why I want to work on revitalizing these rust belt cities. They’re all opportunity.
Hit someone at 40mph, 70% chance they’ll die.
Hit someone at 30mph, 80% chance they’ll live.