6 January

Mall of Berlin—or Mall of Shame?

A failing mall adds fuel to the passionate debate about Berlin nightlife, cultural enterprise and the evolving nature of a recovering city. This pithy article from The Atlantic’s City Lab gives context for the controversy and reveals concerns many have about the direction of Berlin’s emerging urban identity. In Berlin, a Shopping Mall’s Flop Leads to […]

4 March

Get to Know the City

When I seek to understand a city, I try to balance three sources of input: written material (stories, history, studies, etc.), talking to people (first-hand understanding), and walking the streets (my own feeling, sensing, observing).

There are several categories, general and specific, that I seek to understand: