Links for November 3, 2019

‘A way of learning from everything’: the rise of the city critic

To Walker, city criticism isn’t about buildings, but about people: a city critic must be “someone who’s going to all the public meetings and listening to what all the elected officials say, [but also] out in the city itself, riding buses, hanging out at coffee shops, talking to people about how that policy affects them.”

Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet

We found that people romanticized community; or though they felt connected to a community at large, they only had significant and trustworthy relationships with very few actual people who may or may not be part of that community.... We needed a different term to describe what we meant, and so, “pods” was suggested and it stuck.

This City - Plaid / Tekkonkinkreet Soundtrack