Over breakfast, I found a travel article in the Age (28th July), it was on Portland and specifically it’s street food cart culture. I see this struggle in BNE and other cities due to regulations, so I liked that it talked about the usual suspects like incentive licensing, city culture etc
BUT the thing that most struck me was a sentence about the community TRUSTING the sanitation and quality standards.
It seemed like an fascinating and interesting word for city making, as I wonder if most city regulation are actually breeding the opposite cultures of risk adverse and mistrust.
My theory is a city of more trust might have no fences, more community governance, different communal spaces, no public liability thus more adventurous design, and dynamic boundaries and uses.