What good is “neighborhood character” if it contributes to climate change, car culture and lack of affordable housing?
Quite a bit happened last week: President Trump’s much ballyhooed Infrastructure Week was mostly a dead end, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s snap election did not go as planned, and the heat index hit 100 degrees yesterday. A new crossposting feature on streets.mn this week is a series of podcasts about getting around produced by Apparatus with the first three […]
It is with great joy that I have seen some of the authors here at streets.mn start to open up discussion on the meaning of “neighborhood character.” Answering the question about neighborhood character is difficult to do quantitatively, as it is hard to measure what culture is and how it is changing. That said, the […]
If you are involved in your community’s discussions about roads, development, or zoning, you have undoubtedly heard one of the most ubiquitous and troubling phrases to populate those discussions: “neighborhood character.” To me, “neighborhood character” is a nothing phrase. It is a flowery facade to hide ugly or undeveloped opinions behind. When I say that […]