So, why did America adopt its decades-old exclusionary zoning policies and culture? Blame the central governments of the 1920s: The leap from morality to legalism was solidified by the Euclid Supreme Court decision of 1926, which confirmed cities’ right to segregate land uses. Around that time, the American Planning Association encouraged cities to adopt zoning […]
Can we agree that even if Fort Wayne should seek out a tourism anthem, that it’s better to not have one than to have a cheesy one like what Chicago has cooked up? Yes? Thank you. P.S. It’s like the Choose Chicago board read my previous post and wanted to rub my face in it. […]
I was not interested in an official city logotype or a slogan. City logotypes do little and slogans are a sign of insecurity. If your place needs a slogan, it has a problem. A brand is not just a logotype, it’s a set of values that are communicated through actions. — Peter Saville, consultant creative director for Manchester, […]
Would our friends in Aboite or north of Dupont welcome such an idea as a general store in the neighborhood? (W)hat if every suburban subdivision had the equivalent of a local bodega? That’s the idea behind the Suburban General Store, which would provide a central place for residents to pick up sundry items as well […]
Produced and edited by Melissa Kiser of the Allen County Public Library.
Hello! If you’re here because of being invited at the “Longing for the City” talk Wednesday night, welcome! I’ll post lists of recommended books and resources on this Web site as time permits. Plus, if you have recommendations, please leave a comment here. Thanks for coming!
“The special mark of the modern world is not that it is skeptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it.”
Quote by Eric O. Jacobsen: I believe that choosing to live in a neighbourhood that is mixed in income, mixed in use, and replete with inviting public spaces can be an important fundamental ethical decision. When we can walk from our home to the corner coffee shop or park with the realistic expectation of running […]
My friend Scott is frustrated with a pizza place. He enjoyed the food, he liked the prices, and he thought the service was acceptable. But he still feels like he’s been lied to — by the building itself.
The Gospel is a powerful testimony of grace and brokenness for the secular city. In the fall of man, we love to build ourselves up to maximum boasts and radical displays of self-sufficiency apart from the Lord. This display is visibly featured in the city: we love to invest in highly lucrative businesses or build […]