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