Happy anniversary, urbanists!
I know this is only the 51st issue of the newsletter, but because I took a week off around the new year, this issue marks one year since I started Radical Urbanist. I’ve learned a ton over the year I’ve been curating the newsletter, and I’m so happy that more than 300 of you (so far!) decided to join me in looking at the major issues facing cities around the globe.
As usual, I have another great issue for you this week, looking at sustainability, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s impact on Uber, and high-speed rail news, but I also want to make a request.
If you like getting Radical Urbanist in your inbox every Sunday, I would really appreciate if you could share it with 5 people
you feel would find value in it. The more people it can reach, the better!
Finally, over the next year there are a few issues I want to delve into more deeply. The intersection of tech and cities is a major aspect of the newsletter — including autonomous vehicles, app-based transport, and smart cities — but I also want to look more at climate change and the impact of inequality on urban centers.
Earlier this month, I entered the geography Master’s program at McGill University in Montreal, where I’ll be doing research on tech and transportation that will surely inform the focus of my writing and this newsletter. If you’re doing work on similar issues, I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks again for subscribing, and have a great Sunday!