Durable Growth

Fitting a meeting place into a neighborhood

Ray’s Delicatessen and Tavern

Many years ago, my wife and I took an anniversary trip to London. Planning for a stay of nearly two weeks and unwilling to pay hotel prices for that many nights, I looked for a flat to rent. I found one a few blocks south of St. James Park. It […]

Durable Growth

Venice 2007: Front doors in a city without streets or sidewalks

San Silvestre front door

For a holiday respite, I’m devoting some posts through December and into January to recounting a trip I took to Venice in 2007. Using photos and notes from the trip, I’m highlighting the urbanist issues of day-to-day life in what may be the most famous car-free city in the world.