“Over the years I’ve developed a catalog of one-line utterances that are 99% effective in terms of replacing urban anonymity with affection. I’ve tested each line thousands of times over thousands of blocks across multiple cities.”
Jon Cotner on interacting with strangers. Check out his article here.
“Despite best intentions, strategies to make cities more sustainable have been notoriously difficult to implement in practice. The problem is not only technological. It is also social, economic, and political: How do you make people change, or at least modify, their everyday behaviors?”
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