Well, not new — but updated.
As I’ve begun writing for Spacing Toronto, I think it’s the perfect occasion to update and streamline my previously-known-as Urban Geographer’s Manifesto.
Though stated more simply, these Principles are inspired by my experiences in academia, activism, the job market, art and travelling. They represent my guiding principles as I negotiate the world.
Please enjoy this new version of
- a city can’t be planned; its cultures, however, can be positively guided
- urban design includes any space-changing activity people do to their city
- we are all urban designers, planners, and architects. we all have an ability to shape our cities
- cities are natural; they are a critical part of the earth’s ecosystem
taxes and by-laws are a city’s dna
- cities should be planned for people, not cars
- this blog is a way to share my love for cities, and to promote happy city living