Thanks for publishing my photo & for the great dialogue about healthy cities – “Instant neighborhoods” don’t make for great cities, but DC insists on them – Greater Greater Washington

2017.08.20 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 8033
2017.08.20 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 8033 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo Greater Greater Washington (@ggwash). It’s of my “scenes from Shaw” series, tied to the analysis of this neighborhood as one undergoing tremendous change (see: Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra.

The piece and the comments attached to it remind me what a terrific resource Greater Greater Washington is.

I can’t help but be fascinated by the idea of a city as an organism that has a health trajectory as important as a person’s. And as with individual human beings, the piece alludes to the idea that diversity allows our species to survive 🙂 .

Washington, DC is very much a/the learning lab for the nation/society, and the future is always happening here.

The best approach to development accepts that all neighborhoods – like the world around them and the people within them – are always going to change. Just as biodiversity boosts ecosystems, so embracing diverse and evolving buildings can help cities be more resilient. Source: “Instant neighborhoods” don’t make for great cities, but DC insists on them – Greater Greater Washington

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