Are Walkable Neighborhoods and Bike Lanes Only for the Creative Class?

Julian Agyeman has taken the lead on distilling some of our key contentions in Incomplete Streets into a provocative and readable op-ed-style article titled Are Walkable Neighborhoods and Bike Lanes Only for the Creative Class? and recently published on Zócalo Public Square (a great media platform I recommend checking out, particularly its strong California-specific coverage).

It’s mostly a synopsis of the first chapter of Incomplete Streets. We hope that rather than mere criticism, its becomes a stimulus for discussion and action around new visions for inclusive and sustainable cities.

Check out the book here and our soon-to-launch Incomplete Streets blog.

No, That Parking Spot Does Not Belong to You

zocalo screenshotJulian Agyeman and I have an article about the confrontation between MonkeyApp and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office over the legality of auctioning off public parking spaces. We don’t chime in on the legality of the app. Rather, we propose that the controversy should be sharpening our focus around other key questions about the role of technology in our lives and the nature of the so-called “sharing economy,” the strength and promise of which lies in its ability to use technology to build community.

The article is titled No, That Parking Spot Does Not Belong to You. It’s published at Zócalo Public Square “a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism.” Zócalo publishes “original daily journalism…syndicate[d] to 150 media outlets nationwide.”