Urban Disasters They Didn’t Teach You In School

We think we’re safe in the city. There’s so many of us together, it’s assumed not much bad will happen. At the least it should happen to somebody else, hopefully not somebody you know. A shooting, a car crash, we move on. Few events screech our lives to a halt, demanding our collective attention for… Continue reading Urban Disasters They Didn’t Teach You In School

PARK(ing) Day PDX Reclaims the Streets: VIDEO

Last Friday was a day in Portland a little unlike any other. PARK(ing) Day grew out of the actions of Rebar in San Francisco almost a decade ago as a way to inform and inspire what our urban streetscape can look and function like through direct action of engaged citizens. Each year on September 20th,… Continue reading PARK(ing) Day PDX Reclaims the Streets: VIDEO

PARK(ing) Day to Liberate PDX Streetscape

Cars kill. We all know this. Whether you’re a capital-driven transit oriented developer or an anarchist despising motor vehicles as technology raping the planet, the automobile is the most lethal killer outside of diet-induced illness in the United States. Even the NRA rightfully will agree on this point. Beyond the lethality of the automobile, cars kill… Continue reading PARK(ing) Day to Liberate PDX Streetscape

‘Every Car a Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair’

There’s been no shortage of head scratching in the mainstream media over the death of America’s love affair with the automobile. Most coverage attempts to link the sharp decline in motor vehicle use with a faltering economy, or claim there is no single conclusive reason car sales have dipped a staggering 23% over the last decade… Continue reading ‘Every Car a Murder, Every Bicycle a Love Affair’