Special Projects Editor, Grist
Tweeting about cities and the environment for Grist -- urban planning, bikes, transportation, revitalization, arts, policy, sustainability, urbanism...
storify.com — Will Airbnb restrictions in New York City change how you travel? Could this latest ruling impact the rapidly growing sharing economy?
wikipedia.org — Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is an American municipal politician, currently the mayor-elect of Los Angeles and an outgoing member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District. He served as Council President from 2006 to 2012. He is the son of the former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti.
grist.org — Eric Garcetti Los Angeles got a new mayor this morning: City councilmember Eric Garcetti beat City Controller Wendy Greuel, a fellow Democrat, more handily than expected in a historically low-turnout race (a pathetic 19 percent of L.A. voters cast ballots). He takes office July 1.
grist.org — Susie Cagle May hasn't gone so hot for some of the sharing economy's most promising entrepreneurs. 2012 might have hinted of challenges to come, but so far 2013 has overdelivered. In the last two weeks, New York regulators and courts have essentially shut three of these companies down, at least temporarily.
urbandictionary.com — 1. Any vehicle filled to capacity with a group of major douchebags. Usually a luxury SUV. Most often owned or purchased by the parents of one of the douche mcgouches inside. The group of individuals who pour out of the douche canoe can be affectionately referred to as a "shitstorm of douchebags."
grist.org — Shutterstock / val lawless Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) opposed using federal money to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy rebuild their homes, roads, and tattered lives. That's because he's a fiscal grinch who thinks disaster victims should fend for themselves, Lord of the Flies- style. Right? Well, perhaps not.
grist.org — thisisbossi Farragut Square is a classic, austere, Washington, D.C., park with much landscaping and statuary but few amenities for actual people. It does at least have a lot of benches, which come in handy during the typical weekday.
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