E.D. Mondainé, president of the Portland branch of the NAACP in the WaPo: Images of “Naked Athena,” as the protester has been labeled, have gone viral, her unclothed confrontation with police earning her accolades as a brave ally of
Enrique Peñalosa: an advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport.
To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.—Leonard Bernstein, quoted in chapt. 5 of The Nation City by Rahm Emanuel
Derek Thompson for The Atlantic: In high-density cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., no group is growing faster than rich college-educated whites without children, according to Census analysis by the economist Jed Kolko. By contrast, families with
Source » Yewande Komolafe for the NYT: There is a saying in Yoruba, one of the languages spoken by the people of southwestern Nigeria, that translates as “The soul that does not eat pepper is a dead soul.” The saying refers
Source » Daniel Hertz for City Lab: In other words, possibly the only thing worse than a world in which homeownership doesn’t work as a wealth-building tool is a world in which it does work as a wealth-building tool. This
Armin Rosen for City Journal:1 In Lagos… nothing is guaranteed. Everything is relative. Your yellow cab could be driven by a drug dealer, or it could be driven by a banker who wants another income. You just don’t
The limitations and redemption of wokeness David Brooks on wokeness: This mental habit is closely related to what we now call “wokeness.” In an older frame of mind, you try to perceive the size of a problem objectively, and then
Source » Emily Badger for the NYT: For $1,200 a month, Patricia Torres and her family were renting a bedroom, a share of time in the bathroom, one vegetable drawer and one shelf in the fridge, and two cupboards over
Source » Louis Scheepers, a friend and colleague, writing about the water crisis in Cape Town: Since 2015 Cape Town and its surrounding area have experienced the worst drought in over a century. As rainfall decreased, dam levels slowly started falling.
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