Tag Archives: urban policy

How mayor Bloomberg changed the face of New York

With New York’s mayor Bloomberg’s office coming to an end, the New York Times has an amazing animated page displaying the changes that NYC underwent during his governance. It shows how one third of the city has been re-zoned, where new bike lanes were introduced, where new constructions have been built. It’s all illustrated with […]

“Fun and fame, not guilt and shame”

When training dogs, everyone agrees that encouraging good behaviour is at least as important as punishing bad behaviour. Yet, when it comes to changing people’s behaviour, policymakers and the public alike tend to focus on punishment. How about looking at the positive side for a change? “Fun & fame, not guilt & shame”, in the words […]