Cities: ideas and insights on the cities we live in

Kyoto: A City Growing and Learning

Kyoto, like any city that is blessed and burdened with a rich and long history, is in a constant state of re‐evaluating itself. Who am I? What do I want to be? How do I envision myself in the future? More


Part cultural exhibition, part architectural experiment, part community center, part gathering space, part public forum, part urban think tank and part traveling corporate advertising campaign. More

The City as Hacker’

Another phrase pulled from Saskia Sassen’s lecture that I think is worth deeper thinking despite its outwardly hipster tone is ‘the city as hacker’. More

What’s a vertical gym?

We cannot stop the purchasing, selling, and firing of bullets. But we can create novel spaces, nurturing values such as fair play, tolerance, and civic community…” More