Congested Cities Week is now drawing to a close. At thirteen posts, it has been the most prolific week ever on This Big City, and the response has been brilliant. Thanks to everyone who visited the site, left comments, and got involved with the #congestedcities hashtag on Twitter. Next weekend will see a special post featuring the best discussions generated during the last seven days.
Congested Cities Week has been one big collaboration, so I wanted to extend thanks to everyone who contributed content during the last week, with a couple of extra special thanks!
The first extra-special thank you has to go out to Theodore Brown from Radials Blog. To let you all in on a little secret, Theodore wrote Five Cities with Congestion Pricing and Four Cities that need Congestion Pricing weeks ago. I then got so excited about the idea that Congested Cities Week was born. As I pulled together the rest of the week’s content, Theodore wrote another contribution exploring New York’s aborted congestion pricing scheme. If you’ve enjoyed Theodore’s contributions to Congested Cities Week, check out his work at Radials Blog.
Thanks also to Mayra Hartmann and all the gang at Future Cape Town for their contributions. Mayra’s post ran on Saturday, looking at how we can better design cities for the millions of people that inhabit them, and the Future Cape Town blog has also been abuzz with congested cities talk.
Thanks also go to Carlosfelipe Pardo for his piece on true love and congested cities, Jimena Veloz who contributed her sixth article to This Big City, exploring Mexico City’s car-centric policies, Cheryl Clarke at HostelBookers for her article on minimising congestion as a tourist in Beijing, and Forum for the Future and Next American City for allowing us to run some excellent pieces from their archives on congested cities. Also kudos to Leonard Chien for being able to keep up, translating all the content over to This Big City in Chinese.
As of tomorrow it’s business as usual on This Big City, with a significantly less congested week ahead. But in September we’ll be doing it all over again with nine days of content themed around African urban innovations. Want to get involved? Get in touch!