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Do shopping bag fees send the wrong message?

I first came across the concept of shopping bags fees during a 2007 trip to Venice. After a couple of days of wondering where one bought groceries in Venice, I eagerly shopped when I spotted a grocery store in Lido, across the Venetian Lagoon from my Venice apartment.

As the checker tallied my purchases, which […]

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Urbanism and senior life: Defining the question

Typical Venetian scene

In the early days of this blog, when I was still young and naïve, I described three seminal steps in my progress from being someone who accepted drivable suburbia as eternal to someone who would call himself an urbanist.

One of those steps was an observation made during a 2007 trip […]

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Venice 2007: The San Michele Cimitere

Entry to San Michele

For a holiday respite, I devoted my Friday posts through December and January to recounting a trip I took to Venice in 2007. Using photos and notes from the trip, I highlighted the urbanist issues of day-to-day life in perhaps the most famous car-free city in the world.

I reached […]

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Venice 2007: Venturing inland

Padua Municipal Building

For a holiday respite, I devoted my Friday posts through December and January to recounting my trip to Venice in 2007. Using photos and notes from the trip, I highlighted the urbanist issues of day-to-day life in perhaps the most famous car-free city in the world.

However, I reached the end […]

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Venice 2007: Doing suburbs right

Lido street scene

For a holiday respite, I devoted some of my posts through December and into January to recounting a trip I took to Venice in 2007. Using photos and notes from the trip, I highlighted the urbanist issues of day-to-day life in perhaps the most famous car-free city in the world.

I’ve […]

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Venice 2007: Being a Venetian in the 21st century

For a holiday respite, I’m devoting my Friday 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.

Today, I’ll write about […]

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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.

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Venice 2007: Locating the everyday stuff

Campo San Polo at dawn

For a holiday respite, my Friday posts through December and into January will tell of a trip I took to Venice in 2007. Using photos and notes that I took at the time, I’ll highlight the urbanist issues of day-to-day life in what may be the most famous car-free […]

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Venice 2007: Beginning to look about

Guidecca Channel at Dusk

For a holiday respite, some of my posts through December and into January will tell of a trip I took to Venice in 2007. Using photos and notes that I took at the time, I’m highlighting the urbanist issues of day-to-day life in perhaps the most famous car-free city in […]

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Venice 2007: Finding my new front door and bumping my head

View from Apartment

For a holiday respite, some posts through December and into January will tell of a trip I took to Venice in 2007. I’ll use photos from the trip and notes that I took at the time. I’ll highlight the urbanist issues of day-to-day living in perhaps the most famous car-free city […]