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- Greenest City – Vancouver, BC seems to understand the magnitude of our unsustainability, and have the guts to do something about it. They've already met their Kyoto obligations, and have the right goal for emissions: zero, and solid waste: zero, they want more than 50% of all trips to be by bike, foot, or transit by 2020, all new buildings to be carbon neutral, mostly use passive energy systems… etc, etc. It's almost as if the city government believes what the physicists have been telling them, and have decided not to argue with the sun and the sky.
- A Rant About Women – Clay Shirky thinks that part of why women remain behind in the workplace is that they're less willing to engage in blatant self promotion, and potentially public failure, than men are. I could see this being true. Not exactly sure if I like the idea that the solution is to just normalize self-promotion and overconfidence for everyone… but that's one option.
- Picture China – A photographic exploration of modern China.
- State lawmakers take aim at free parking – CA SB 518 has passed, encouraging cities to curb the supply of so-called "free" parking. It sounds like someone in Sacramento has been listening to Don Shoup. "The problem with free parking is, it isn't free."