Suburban space has traditionally been understood as a formless remnant of physical city expansion, without a dynamic or logic of its own. Suburban Urbanities challenges this view by defining the suburb as a temporally evolving feature of urban growth.[...]
I find suburbs, both in the dormitory town and the banlieue variety, unpleasant, with some far worse than others.
For millennia we were farmers, mostly. Then came mechanisation, the industrial revolution and industrial farming, biotech and the green revolution, and now robotics. The upshot is that there is no need for "rubes" in farming anymore, they are replaced with robots. So like a century ago in the West, the rubes are leaving.
(Stockholm is deservedly not on that list, though Antwerp is.)
The ranking system was developed in 2011 together with James Schwartz from The Urban Country. Inspiration was gleaned from rankings like Monocle's Liveable Cities Index and rankings produced by The Economist.In short, cities are given between 0 and 4 points in 13 different categories. In addition, there is a potential for a maximum of 12 bonus points awarded for particularly impressive efforts or results. In the case of a tie, the city with the highest baseline score is ranked higher.
Speaking with city planners, the same thing is said in Utrecht as in many Dutch cities. Bikes - and in particular parking - are a "problem". When Utrecht realises it's a "problem" other cities are begging for and begins to see it as an opportunity, the city has the potential to redefine an urban landscape where bicycles are king. The step towards a legendary bike parking facility shows that the city is keen to be a leader, but there is more to it than parking spots.
"Strawberry is a plant? I thought it was a flavour like vanilla." Yeah, except that vanilla is also a plant.
Quote from: ersi"Strawberry is a plant? I thought it was a flavour like vanilla." Yeah, except that vanilla is also a plant.To be fair, there are products with "ingredients" like strawberry and vanilla flavor. They taste disgusting. But you're sure they weren't joking?
Not knowing vanilla pods lies within the realm of plausibility considering they don't grow here and are imported from faraway places in dried form.
Plausibility is a cultural thing and culture was the thrust of my post. When you actually see milk coming from a cow, potato growing in the field, and raspberries in the garden day in day out, you have a whole different understanding of them than when you see them in the supermarket where you go in quickly to satisfy a random desire and then get out quickly again.
There is a large seasonal workforce in agriculture, it will grow smaller.
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