This week we’re joined by Shannon Mattern, professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research, who talks with us about her new book, "A City is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences." We discuss the ideas of smartness versus wisdom, maintenance as a way of absorbing information, and the city as a processing machine.
Can only tragic deaths make communities take traffic dangers seriously? (Diablo) San Francisco has begun lowering speed limits on some streets (SF Gate) California Budget and Policy Center and Legislative Analyst Office release analyses of Governor’s budget proposal Newsom touts transportation, infrastructure elements of budget proposal (San Jose Spotlight) Assembly Speaker Rendon signals that he’ll […]
How the climate change metaphor in “Don’t Look Up” could be more accurate (Heated) California DMV initiates a review of Tesla’s self-driving features (Washington Post, Reuters) Berkeley wants a ferry to SF, but it will cost money it doesn’t have – and other marina users would still get nothing (Berkeleyside) LA Metro to get $2.4 […]