Greetings from a bluebird day in Toronto!
Where snowploughs have been working 24/7 since Monday morning, HWY401 (main artery through the region) is still closed, and urbanites now walk around in skis and snowshoes. Oh, how I love snow.
This edition will be a summary of pieces published so far for Ship30, the daily writing challenge I'm doing for 30 days. I did fall off the wagon a bit while on vacation 🏂 but we're back as of yesterday!
Day 4: On the patina of place
Day 5: To have Dense Nature, you require Dense Cities.
One way to make a city ultra-desirable is to connect its residents to easily-accessible Nature. Retrofitting cities to meet this goal is not easy, but almost always worth it. This is my short piece on the importance of capital-N Nature in cities.
Day 6: Making things vs making life.
A simple, eye-opening way to consider value-creation in society. It’s helping me understand how some of the things we love the most about urban life are made. #ship30for30 🚢[6/30]
Day 7: Boundaries and complex systems don't mix well. Here's why.
Observation: Defining boundaries has been incredibly useful for administrating human affairs, but they poorly reflect the real world. #ship30for30 🚢[7/30]
Curious to hear your thoughts about the atomic essays. Did any of them resonate with you, or awaken any “and further…” thoughts? Did you disagree with any of it?
I’d love to hear it! 💌
Stay safe out there, and out importantly, stay curious.
Toronto is famous for its ravines. Much of Toronto has 10-20 minute walking access to one and they do provide a fairly encompassing nature experience. That said, they are less accessible from the now hyper-concentrating downtown so nature access is declining in relative terms.