Photo by Benjamin Rascoe on Unsplash One of the most impressive ideas for creating new green space where cars are dominant is also less effective and far more expensive than this simple solution. The Problem For decades America’s cities have tried to figure out what to do with urban highways. Many of those concrete gulches snaking across the … More The Problem With Highway Lids And What Cities Should Do Instead
Is Portland over? It seems like it. Houselessness is visible everywhere, trash is accumulating, and a string of businesses and even large department stores that called downtown home for decades have closed shop, leaving glaring holes in the city’s economic and cultural landscape. Pioneer Square and the nearby Pioneer Place feel like ghost towns even though they are thrumming … More Who’s to say Portland is over?
For most Americans, the first sound they noticed in 2020 was the sound of silence. On Friday the 13th of March the sounds you might have heard in any American city were indistinguishable from every Friday that came before it. Bars and restaurants were packed, the windows of dance halls and nightclubs were thrumming, and … More The Year We Heard Everything Up Close