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  • Colorado Approves Ride Share

    This is significant. Colorado approved statewide legislation to allow ride share programs such as Uber. These types of amenities are becoming “must haves” especially for the mobile, young professional crowd. These services are typically fought by traditional cab and limo companies but consumers obviously love them. The first state domino has tipped and you can

  • New York City Loves Bike Share

    Much like the change of heart seen over pedestrian only Times Square, New Yorkers apparently love the one year old bike share program. Decried by some as ugly, dangerous and even totalitarian, the success of the program should embolden other communities to look at their own implementations. Story here: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/05/27/one-year-later-new-yorkers-love-totalitarian-bi/199467

  • E-Book Now Available in Kindle Store!

    I am very pleased to announce that For the Love of Cities is now available in e-book format in the Amazon Kindle store!  Very exciting and I know eagerly awaited by those who prefer this format.  I love my Kindle reader on all my devices! Check it out here – http://amzn.to/4tlocebook

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  • CITY Love T-shirts Now Available

    Show your love of cities with these great new shirts from my friends at STL-Style!

    To order – http://stl-style.com/_product_62180/City_Love

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The Blog

Water Slide in Bristol, UK

A giant water slide in the heart of Bristol, England is the brain child of artist Luke Jerram, previously known for his street pianos project. Some may recall that Grand Rapids, Michigan did a similar project in 2010 spearheaded by Rob Bliss, who went on to produce the famous Grand Rapids Lip Dub in 2011.

DIY Traffic Calming

Here’s an example of taking matters into your own hands. DIY city making continues to expand as people become emboldened to make necessary changes in their own communities. Hopefully the official city makers take note that change can and will happen even without their support and permission. Cheers to those that break/bend the rules in

City Trends – 2013 Part One

City Trends for 2013 – Part One: Positive Trends A few weeks ago I was speaking at the New York Conference of Mayors.   As part of the gig I was asked to partake in a panel discussion at the end of the event and the topic was  urban trends we had been seeing over the

Remembering Manchester Co-Creator Tony Wilson

Today is the five year anniversary of the passing of Tony Wilson, the English TV & radio personality who was key figure in creating the Manchester music scene in the late 70’s through the 80’s and beyond.  (Check out the 2002 movie “24 Hour Party People” for a semi-autobiographical portrayal of Wilson and the Manchester

Loving the Circle City – Time Lapse of Mural

In May we conducted the Loving the Circle City  workshop for the young professional associations of Indianapolis.  Over 150 participants came up with many great ideas and insights into their community.  Below is the time lapse of the visual recording done by Michelle Royal.