Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a place. the place.

"If you don't actually visit a place, you don't really know it. If you just study the numbers, you don't know it. If you don't get used to the people, you don't know it. As the Japanese proverb puts it: don't study something. Get used to it."

David Brooks, "The Social Animal"

Saturday, July 28, 2012


My weekend in a Cleveland suburb has me thinking about what we can do with neighborhoods that used to house the blue collar factory workers. As these people pass on, who will enter these neighborhoods and can they be invigorated with new life?