Exasperated Infrastructures


I’m exasperated! I’m pulling my hair out!

I’m tired of the way American urban planning solves the wrong problems, if any all!

I’m exhausted by the constant wheel-spinning, when the wheels are CARS ONLY.

Here you’ll get takes. Some long-form, some short-form.

I started to write in April 2020, but I’ve been thinking about this stuff for over 5 years. My goal is to build community around the idea that the solutions to our so-called infrastructure ‘crisis’ are available now, and they’re mind-blowingly simple. But we’re too dumb to use them. You know how I know this?

Because we’re still following the same blueprint of money-churn and burn. We’re still not correcting for the racism that’s eating away at this country—that roars as loud as the traffic on I-5.

Dive in. Drop a line. Say hello.

I want to hear from you! DMs open on Twitter. I want to know what you’re reading. I want to know if you want to be featured here. I want to know what you think we’ve gotten really, really wrong. Let me know that you’re exasperated.

Here’s a few essays to get you started. A best-of (so far), if you will:

Conflict vs. Mistake

Natty Ice

I'm Sorry, I Don't Speak MPO

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i'm a planner and a exasperated person.