a tale of a few cities

An Urbanist’s Darling?

Posted in Uncategorized by petercombe on July 9, 2009

Empire buildings … SkyTrain near condos in Vancouver’s Yaletown. Photograph: Richard T Nowitz/Corbis


I stumbled upon this article (a snippet appears below, click the red link to read more) which appeared on the Guardian UK website a year ago.

‘A long time ago, I ran away from home and ended up in London. Then I returned home to Vancouver and found my city had become a verb.‘ Read more

Here is my submitted comment;

When you were in Vancouver I wonder if you stopped to notice the deafening high decibel digital sounds emanating from transit buses at bus stops or the high pitched shrill sqawking sound produced at pedestrian crossings (note to City Hall, ‘Blind people aren’t deaf’. Your visit may have been short – stay a little longer, long enough for the hazardous city noises to creep in – you’ll leave in an instant and be far less gushing.


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