The potting shed is a familiar signifier of a place where grumpy old men escape for some time to themselves. But could the ethos of the potting shed transform urban citizenship?
IT’S HAPPENING ONCE AGAIN. Parking Day is upon us. If you’re in Portland, OR come on down to 815 SW 2nd Ave. It’s really pleasant.
Did you celebrate Parking Day this year?
Which city quotes inspire you? Share them with us and we might include them in this series!
That’s about the same as the population of Tallahassee every day.
Everyone is invited to participate in Improv In Toronto’s 7th Annual Subway Dance Party. This is a silent dance party on the subway. Please bring your OWN MUSIC on an ipod, mp3 player, walkman or what have you. NO BOOMBOXES (these are illegal on the subway) When we get on the subway we will start dancing one by one, until the whole train is dancing (seemingly to no music).
Whatever happened to Southern hospitality?
Infographic in HQ here.
How can people contribute to the development of sustainable cities? (and does public karaoke count?) We take a look at 5 of the best blog posts on this topic in the first of our recaps of 2012.
Our latest post looks at ways to get strangers to interact in cities. Any ideas?
Into The Flowers by Michael Rucinski
A flower bed where people can lie down, relax, chat, and get to know other people.
We’re trying to re-engineer our cities for sustainability, but should we instead be trying to re-engineer people?
More on creating safer streets on This Big City.
Jon Cotner on interacting with strangers. Check out his article here.