"working-class pop bohemians"
Just read that in this journal article.
Coyne: The degradation of Parliament is complete —... →
mirrortheories: As much as Coyne nails it with this article, I’m annoyed by his use of a cultural decline narrative to make his case. The reason it’s misleading here—and almost everywhere else similar frameworks appear—is that it depoliticizes the conditions under which parliamentary and democratic practice has shifted in Canada under Harper. Since taking majority office, the Conservatives have...
Vacation is fully booked now. New York: July 25 to Aug. 1 and Montreal to Aug. 7th. Guess I need to start looking at places in NYC. Any suggestions?
Thoughts on branding and the city
Image is everything. When is comes to using a culture as a tool, cities are doing their best to present themselves as the places to be but they seem to be putting the challenges of their current citizens on the back burner. After all, the more you attract the right people, the more your economy grows, the more there will be to go around, right? If Vancouver is any indication, the greater the...
whosecityisthis replied to your photo: Ready for Bike to Work Week! Wont you be a little… warm? Nope! It was raining/cloudy/cold. My boss’ boss was so cute. She asked if I was proud that she biked to work today. DARN TOOTIN’
Reading a criticism of Richard Florida.
rommy: I just bought the domain fckyvr.com. →
rommy: Because this city needs to get its head out of its ass sometimes and needs to stop aspiring to the status quo. Vancouver isn’t awesome. It’s incredibly average. It’s a city that conforms and aspires to conformity more than any other city I’ve ever lived in. And it needs to do more to aspire… SO MUCH YES
I hate buying flights. Someone buy me a flight from Montreal to Vancouver. Cheapest I could get was $316 taxes incl.
STUFF IS HAPPENING
I work FT M-F, 9-5 Grad School M&TH, 5:30PM-9:30PM Space98 business: company just offered to DONATE all the bike racks and labour neccessary to make it a bike hub. AH. Getting Translink, City of Vancouver, Emily Carr, South Granville BIA on board. AH. VELOCITY: I’m working on a presentation that I will give at this world’s cycling conference on ‘Youth Engagement’ in...
Somewhere east of Revelstoke…
Today was the first day of summer. It’s 10:30pm and I’m only in a light sweater outside.