It’s impossible to put a positive spin on the events of Sunday night when one of Uber
’s self-driving test vehicles killed a pedestrian. I posted my thoughts
last night, but decided to feature some other perspectives below. Alex Roy
’s piece, in particular, is a must read.
The rest of this issue has some fascinating topics: Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project shows how Google intends to capture more of our data, Emmanuel Macron’s misguided attack on French rail-workers unions, the future of urbanization, and some good news about the US federal budget at the very end.
Finally, a quick update on the newsletter. We did pass 100 subscribers 🎉 last Sunday — currently at 105 — so a big thank you if you did share it with fellow urbanists.
Have a great Sunday!