This issue marks six months 🎉 of the Radical Urbanist — I took a week off over the holidays — and we’re only two people away from hitting 100 subscribers. I don’t often make requests, but if you enjoy reading every week, please share the newsletter with other urbanists so we can keep growing our subscriber count. And if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see included in the newsletter, please let me know.
Moving on to the articles, there are some really good analyses this week of Amazon Go’s impact on small grocers, the economics of driverless vehicles (and how they might not be as great as we’ve been led to believe), and various approaches to address the housing affordability crises in major cities. I’ve decided to mark these with a 🚨.
Finally, transportation planner Jarrett Walker
has been tweeting
recently about how US
cities should be looking at Canada
instead of Europe
as a more achievable model of how to improve public transit. In that spirit, I’ve highlighted a few major transit announcements from the past week.
Have a great Sunday!