by Steven Rosen
Posted In: Urban Planning
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opinion of John Sanphillippo of San Francisco, in this recent article from newgeography.com about how
acquaintances from there who, upon finding that city too expensive, moved to
Cincinnati and discovered a similar environment, only affordable.
is very provocative — young people who want but can’t afford the progressive,
stimulating urban life that is such a
lure for cities like San Francisco, Brooklyn, N.Y., Seattle or Boston aren’t giving
up on their dreams and retreating to the familiar dullness of Great American
they’re finding that all cities now — and especially what he calls “Rust Belt”
cities — are alive with examples of progressive New Urbanism. And he singles
out Cincinnati as a choice example.
aren’t marked, but you can see Shake It Records, the Suspension Bridge, East
Walnut Hills, Vine Street. And the author doesn’t even mention the streetcar.
article ran Saturday on the New Geography site, a joint
venture of author Joel Kotkin (The City:
A Global History) and Praxis Strategy Group devoted to “analyzing and
discussing the places where we live and work.”
According to his bio,
Sanphillippo “lives in San Francisco and blogs about urbanism, adaptation, and
resilience at granolashotgun.com.
He's a member of the Congress for New Urbanism, films videos for faircompanies.com, and is a regular contributor to strongtowns.org. He earns his living by buying, renovating,
and renting undervalued properties in places that have good long- term
1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Finding yourself subject to foreign ogles
comes with the territory when you’re a female urban-dweller, I’ve
accepted. It’s part of the rhythm of every day, and it’s often more an
annoyance than an actual physical threat. But it’s a meaningful
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Cincinnati is home to my body and my
head. After almost 13 years, I’m grounded here thanks to a strong
network of friends and family. But, my heart, well, let’s just say it’s
holding out. Home, for my heart, is all about those extra-special
intangibles, which in part come down to movie memories.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
During my off-hours, I ventured out to
museums, theaters of all types, clubs, bars and the homes of friends and
co-workers who hosted parties and events. I never worried about being able to get anywhere.