- “Coffeehouses,” Philip Langdon writes, “[accommodate] a mix of solitary individuals keeping to themselves and others who are available for socializing.” Better Cities & Towns: Contention in the Coffee House (June 14, 2012). Cafe culture is therefore one example of the wonderful diversity that cities generate and encourage.
- In a related, practical post, Love Victoria asks, “What do you when you’re out in public with your laptop and have to ‘go’ – do you ever take the risk and leave it behind?” Love Victoria: TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE (June 18, 2012).
- Vancouver Sun: Bike thefts on rise in Vancouver (June 15, 2012). I wonder what percentage of bike thefts are unreported? I have emailed VicPD’s media spokesperson Cst. Mike Russell, asking where to find local information; he has promised to track down the statistics for me, but said it might take awhile.
- Jarrett Walker asks what maps of cities are for. Human Transit: apple maps vs google maps (June 17, 2012).
- I have begun to think seriously about my own photography, by reading about and reflecting on historic photographers. Vincent’s Victoria: Review of Urban Books: “American Modern: Documentary Photography By Abbott, Evans, And Bourke-White” (June 17, 2012).
- What are the acceptable uses of public space in our city? Is there a conflict between the responsibilities of a city councillor and the aspirations of an activist, as Lisa Helps suggests? Victoria News: Shoeshine stand sparks street-level debate on Fort Street in Victoria (June 18, 2012).
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