Cities of Trust

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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.

TRUST. simple.

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.

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One thought on “Cities of Trust

  1. Muzz says:

    Gah.

    I wrote a (slightly) thoughtful and slightly lengthy response to this, but it wouldn’t post. But basically I agree.

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