Skating and the City

Skating and the City

Posted on 27 Jun 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Matt Hale used to skate in Speedway. Now, he’s a graphic designer at Axiom, a co-founder of Naplab, and a contributor to We Are City, and he attributes skating to his love for cities and the form you can find in cities. My deep love for cities was shaped by many experiences as a youth: […]

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Planned Loneliness.

Posted on 19 Jun 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Photo Credit: Pavel P. via Compfight cc Zach McDade of the Urban Institute recently asked whether loneliness should be a public policy concern. His essay got me thinking about the loneliness I experienced over the past decade while moving to and living in several cities, both in the US and abroad.  I realized that each […]

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MICROSTUDY: BENTHOS

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Everything I learned about cities, I learned from SimCity.

Posted on 05 Mar 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Everything I learned about cities, I learned from SimCity. In an era of video franchises like Halo and Call of Duty, there is one that predates nearly all of them: SimCity. Designed by Will Wright and then published in 1989 – that’s about 5,00 years ago internet time – SimCity took concepts of city building […]

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What If…

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As Mayor Ballard approaches his fifteeth “Mayor’s Night Out,” Tonya Beeler, a former Mayor’s Neighborhood Liasion to the Near Eastside, suggests another way for citizens to approach these community engagement pieces. What if…. Community engagement . . . the perfect democratic ideal. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to work. Our government acts to […]

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