One of the defining images of the urban environment during the past year has been restaurant and retail interiors suddenly repurposed as makeshift storage and staging areas. After COVID-19 made those indoor spaces inaccessible to customers (to varying degrees), they frequently b…
One broad narrative about Western urbanism over the past several centuries is that cities have continuously grown cleaner, quieter, and more appealing …
Drew Austin
I got a new iPhone last week after four years with an iPhone 7 that felt barely functional by the end of my time with it—I’m one of those people who wa…
Drew Austin
One last reminder that tomorrow (March 20th) at 2PM EDT, I’ll be on Clubhouse chatting with Salman Ansari about cities, technology, and the future of u…
Drew Austin
Next Saturday, March 20th @ 2PM EST, I’ll be on Clubhouse chatting with Salman Ansari about cities, technology, and the future of urbanization—basicall…
Drew Austin
Next Saturday, March 20th @ 2PM EST, I’ll be on Clubhouse chatting with Salman Ansari about cities, technology, and the future of urbanization—basicall…
Drew Austin
Right now, artificial scarcity is everywhere, and as it flourishes (can scarcity flourish?) it’s harder than ever to distinguish from real scarcity, wh…
Drew Austin
I’m looking forward to the newsletter issue when I don’t have to frame the topic I’m discussing in terms of how the pandemic has accelerated it or kill…
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