Friday, October 29, 2010

Stories in Reserve Events in Vancouver - Nov 4-5

We'll be launching the first volume of the Stories in Reserve series with an audio-enhanced walking tour of False Creek (with Lize Mogel and Ryan Griffis), a public lecture at Emily Carr University of Art & Design and a reception/book launch at Emily Carr's READ Bookstore!
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Parking Privatization Schemes

So, Pittsburgh has already followed Chicago down the road of selling off future revenues from public street parking to the corporate sector, and now it seems New York is seriously considering it. Given the criticisms that have emerged from many of Chicago's local politicians and the local press (and are fairly well documented), it's difficult to see how such a move represents any good faith, democratic intention on the part of the city's administrations.

We may have to produce a tour of privatization of parking infrastructure... In the meantime, here's a graphic we produced for the recent AREA Chicago Number 10 issue on Institutions & Infrastructures (full PDF available). It looks at the history of parking in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, leading up to the impact of the privatization of the meter system.