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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
3/25/2014 7:14:23 PM
User Rank City Slicker
What are your thoughts
Welcome Kim, I look forward to reading your thoughts on Cities. I miss Nicole and Rich, but change happens and we cannot stop it. Learning, discussing and sharing can assist in making the ever changing world of Cities positive.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
3/17/2014 1:56:44 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Hats off to ya, Kim
Don't make me stop by the office later to take your recyclables home with me...!

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
3/14/2014 4:34:13 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Hats off to ya, Kim
I told Nicole that I was clamping down all this green nonsense, because I don't believe in the environment.  But I was just trying to make her anxious.

I don't plan to change the vision of the site, but you'll probably see some changes of emphasis as I get used to it. Nothing predetermined.

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
3/14/2014 10:51:54 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Hats off to ya, Kim
Alison Diana told me you were a good chap - and I certainly trust her opinions!

Sure, you've got Nicole's adorable patent-leather kitten-heel pumps to fill, but I know you'll be great at that. Just get one of those shoe-stretcher thingies. 

What topic areas are you most interested in developing out further for FC? I know Terry's chicken post has me intrigued about bringing more ag into city limits, blurring the lines even further (moo!). I'm also interested in subway and other public transport matters, innovative urban greening strategies like making tree boxes bigger, the tension between moveable shops and restaurants (eg, food trucks vs brick-and-mortar restaurants) and what low-lying cites like NY and DC are doing to respond to climate change/superstorm threats. I sure hope you are too. 

NewDream
NewDream  
3/13/2014 11:14:11 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Belated Welcome Wishes
Hi Kim!

I'm glad to see you hear at Future Cities to fill the vacuum produced when Nicole left. I've enjoyed exchanging ideas with you on the now-defunct Internet Evolution and I know you'll do a great job in your new role.

It was nice to see a bit more of your history than I knew before. I wish I'd been to more of the cities on your list so that I would know if I agree with the choices...

I was too young (10) when I saw Paris and London, so my own list has only cities in the US: Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Kansas City, San Francisco. And, I suppose, Fort Lauderdale, since I keep coming back here I must like it, right? This is my third stint here ... '75-'84, '86-'88, '93-now, if I remember the dates correctly.

Anyway, welcome.

Susan Leach
Susan Leach  
3/12/2014 10:38:18 AM
User Rank Blogger
Barcelona boost
Hi Kim, welcome and thanks for the intro. Glad to see Barcelona is in your top five, although it's really only a pipsqueak compared to the other giants you mention. 

Perhaps that why it's so appealing -- at least to me -- it has the best of big city characterisitcs but on a less intimidating scale. As one who lives in Barcelona, I'm horribly biased, of course....

Toby
Toby  
3/12/2014 9:05:10 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: One more thing...
Well yes of course. Oddly very little about urbanism springs to mind when I replay my admittedly limited memory of Floyd song names and lyrics. Welcome to the Machine perhaps. It would be an interesting exercise to try and list all songs that seem to have an urban comment, element or theme of the last few decades...I can only think of a few.

Toby
Toby  
3/12/2014 9:05:10 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: One more thing...
Well yes of course. Oddly very little about urbanism springs to mind when I replay my admittedly limited memory of Floyd song names and lyrics. Welcome to the Machine perhaps. It would be an interesting exercise to try and list all songs that seem to have an urban comment, element or theme of the last few decades...I can only think of a few.

Walter Fieuw
Walter Fieuw  
3/12/2014 6:44:41 AM
User Rank Blogger
Re: One more thing...
Toby, we need to reflect more on what Pink Floyd saw, and perhaps construct a new model for urbanism? haha

Welcome Kim. 

Toby
Toby  
3/12/2014 5:41:48 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
One more thing...
Welcome Kim, while i am sorry to see Nicole to go, I am sure you will enjoy filling her shoes...or her heels...or whatever she liked to wear :) BTW your About Me list failed to mention one other thing...a life long appreciation of a well know cosmic rock band who happen to also hail from the UK.

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