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Lisa Kane Dreams of freeway utopias: who benefits? 

In the Spring of 1937, the Shell Oil Company employed stage designer Norman Bel Geddes, to create a scale model of a future, utopian ‘City of Tomorrow’ for shows in New York and Detroit. The head of the Bureau of Street Traffic Research predicted that American cities would be rebuilt in this way in the …

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Lisa Kane Streets for kids

Imagine that instead of a COVID pandemic we had a fertility pandemic. Women lost their ability to conceive, or men became infertile. You can choose your own dystopia here. The result is the same. This generation of children is humanity’s last. How do you feel about that? Most feel immediately drained or even, devastated. Children, …

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Lisa Kane Wanting speed vs. slowing down

The connections between speed and safety risk are clear cut. Driving at speed increases the time and distance it takes a vehicle to slow down – increasing the risk of a collision. Driving at speed increases the force of impact and so the likelihood of injury. Driving at speed reduces the cone of vision of …

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