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Category Archives: Urban geography

Downsizing cities: ‘US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive’

In Meltdown Geography, Richard Florida examined how cities in the US and regions across the world would be affected by financial meltdown.  While some urban centres would thrive and grow, … Continue reading

14 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

Meltdown Geography: How the crash will reshape America

Most of us live in urban areas and depend, in no small measure, on the networks and amenities a city provides: its infrastructure, its creative hubs, its unique places. The … Continue reading

28 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

Reclaiming (car) space

Thanks to my good friend and fellow PhD victim scholar Adrian for forwarding the following two items, picked up at the brilliantly named Spinopsys blog. An avid cyclist himself, Adrian … Continue reading

14 June, 2007 · 9 Comments

Inside Tehran

An interesting and multi-dimensional look at the vibrant city life of Tehran, metropolitan population: 12 million. (Note to Homeyra: taking travel notes! May see you along Valiasr Street one day!) … Continue reading

20 February, 2007 · 21 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"