This Too Shall Pass

In Urbanism Without Effort, I wrote that storefronts have always made the city. One reason is the messages they communicate, which is why blank walls that say nothing can make for an unpopular urban place. Storefronts and window displays during the pandemic are no exception.

On Hill Street in Richmond upon Thames, one such display communicates a salient message, with masked figurines reminding passers-by of dynamic times, where…



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Chuck Wolfe

Charles R. Wolfe founded the Seeing Better Cities Group in Seattle and London to improve the conversation around how cities grow and evolve across the world.