With a hat tip to Neil Flanagan, I give you this link to Eye on Springfield:
There’s nothing quite like a reminder of the quality of the Simpsons back in the early days – and the show’s ability to capture the ins and outs of municipal politics in such an accurate fashion.
From AlterNet, an interview with David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme.
This show, if we do it right, is an argument for the city. For the idea of American urbanity, for the melting pot, for the idea that our future can’t be separated from the fact that we are all going to
Continue reading David Simon – “An argument for the city.”
Following up on the current Republican assertion that what is urban cannot also be local, there’s been a lot more discussion today concerning cities and their political leanings.
The Overhead Wire asserts that building cities “shouldn’t be a partisan issue.“ There’s certainly something to be said for that – as adding density is probably one of
Continue reading Building partisan cities (?)
My Firefox browser is full of open tabs with sites I’ve been meaning to link to over the past few days, but haven’t had the chance – so here goes.
Higher (?) – Last week, there was an interesting back and forth between several DC bloggers over DC’s height limit. BeyondDC and Ryan Avent had an
Continue reading Links – higher, faster, more conservative…