So you’re leaving Prague tonight? Welcome to Toronto! CIRA is hosting ICANN 45 later this year (14 – 19 October 2012). And you are invited to experience Toronto, where half of Torontonians were born outside of Canada (at 0:49).
For those who still don’t get it (politicians in particular, like when Sarah Thomson talked about her “Bike City” as if it was something remotely relevant), Toronto is REALLY fed up (AND the people have already spoken, when they elected Rob Ford on October 25).
To be fair, Transit City would be a visionary concept, IF we were living in the 1950s, or for less crowded places like Nice (pronounced as “niece”) or Lucerne. But the cold, hard truth is that, Toronto is home to more than 2.5 MILLION people, and it would be unrealistic to rely on some retro-futuristic street cars to move them around.
Yes, there are budgetary constraints; but instead of writing off any subway expansion as expensive, perhaps we should also look beyond Yonge and Dundas, and learn from other world-class cities like Shanghai and Delhi, especially when it comes to project financing.
Finally decided on using Sandbox (collaboratively by Scott Wallick and Andy Skelton) for WordPress. No, it’s not my original design, but I just love it how it brings out not only text but also pictures via a minimalist vehicle.
Megacity Network is pending re-launch in November 2010. Yes, it will be a work in progress, with both its content and form (a.k.a. design) undergoing some fine-tuning down the road. Hopefully, it will not be too annoying. :)