A Protocol Pattern Language for Urban Space

I found the specific examples really cool after looking at some of the relatively vague essays.

In particular, highlighting the publicized costs of on-demand delivery apps was interesting, It brought a couple things to mind:

  • ebikes taking up space as delivery workers transit in and out of town
  • the new need for restaurants to balance delivery apps, line skips apps and people who walk in
  • AirBnB causing tension between permanent residents and those who rent their places

The city of Toronto used to do a contentious program where it would close the road Lakeshore on weekends for pedestrian use. A menace for people in cars, but lovely to engage with this normally dead space as a runner/walker/cyclist.

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