there are comforts in narrow urban streets with no sidewalks
A look at the Korean "dulle-gil" system and ecological urban cultures
I cannot tell you how it is, but I can say for certain that in your own way, you already know. You and I, we just have to remember. I cannot tell you…
In which we temporarily transport ourselves to the landscapes of Scotland and Japan
He lights up the entire forest in soft golden light, as if a single candle burns inside him. Somewhat turned around, I ask this glowing man where we go…
This is part two in a four-part series [see part one here] offering a reflection on time lived in Seoul, and also a question, about what ‘access to…
In the most densely populated city in the developed world, people walk to work through a forest instead of driving. They take vacations on the metro…
There were at least a hundred and thirty people crying that morning, by my count. I couldn’t follow them all home, but I suppose some of them were…
A small creek runs through the back of all the homes and shops. Not really a creek though, more like a shallow aqueduct, lined with stone, and just…
When we lived in Osaka, Suhee and I would go on at least a few early morning bicycle rides every month to explore kissaten (喫茶店)—the small, old coffee…
Ten years ago, no one who lived here could have imagined this transformation
Could Cities be Powered by Poop?