Our visit to Dublin was lengthened by the airline this morning. We're on a bus heading back into town from the airport to see whatever we can. When we arrived I was thrilled by the transit system. As I'm sure other planning nerds would understand, I opted for a leap card.
I'm on a train this afternoon heading out of Dublin en route to Galway. I spent 24 hours visiting Dublin for the first time. It's a great city. It ticks all the urbanist boxes.
The Airshow in the skies over Toronto marks the end of summer each year in the City.
I really like his work and started seeing it all around New York. It turns out, round about the same time I was in New York checking out his work on walls and security gates in LES, he was in Parkdale doing stuff like this.
A community buys a garden: this was an event I really wanted to see.
This food truck is a part of the annual free summer meals program provided to children and youth by the New York City Department of Education. Last year, from the first day of summer vacation through to the start of classes in September, 8.1 million free meals were served at schools, libraries, parks, public housing and community organizations all over New York City.
Last Friday, I wrote about New York's Boro Taxi program and the larger battle between the taxi industry and Uber. In researching the blog post I learned about the way that New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) regulate Uber and other ridesharing services. It turns out that a lot can be learned about how to regulate these services in Ontario.
In Toronto, you know when you've come across something unusual. Much of the city is built on a grid pattern and your brain becomes used to more subtle patterns in the form of the city, even after being a resident for only a short period of time. So when you come across something that strikes you as unusual, there is likely a story behind it. This one is about the neighbourhood cafe on Shaw Street.
I've been in New York for the past couple of days. I had the occasion to wonder about how New York's Boro Taxi program is faring given the unrelenting rise of Uber in recent years. It's an interesting question in New York given the unique partnership between the municipal government and the cab companies
Monday while heading down the 401 on my trip back from Ottawa, I had plenty of time to listen to summer radio programming on the CBC. While listening to a program called The Dirt on Soil, I got to thinking, "how can food make our neighbourhoods better?" Here are three examples from cities in Canada.