Happy weekend, friends! Anyone vacationing? What are you up to these days? Last weekend, I found these yellow tourist cabins in the Adirondacks (Route 9 in NY). It’s common to see abandoned or run-down tourist cabins; these were a happy contrast sitting on prime real estate – on Schroon Lake. Here’s hoping the weather holds out for everyone. Some interesting links for your morning (or afternoon) coffee:
- A eulogy for the lost long form emails. (Do you still write long emails? I do.) We’re always lamenting something in culture. Will it ever be text messages? Snapchats?
- Speaking of eulogies, Robert Moses wrote that cities were not dead. Of course, he and Jane Jacobs had tremendously different ideas about lively cities.
- How about recycling car tires for the buffer zones instead of green strips between sidewalk and roadway? Perfect for northern climates (we have about 3 months of grass).
- An urban planning crisis: streets are for pedestrians, but also vehicular movement. Successful cities are where people stop, not keep moving. Of course! But, how do we plan for that?
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