Sunday, June 16, 2024
Urban Planning

Merry Christmas from the Handbuilt City!

Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, cozy holiday.

It is honestly unclear to me how Santa Claus is able to make it down the chimney when so many traditional fireplaces and draft vented combustion appliances have been replaced with mechanically vented exhaust pipes. But presents are still appearing under trees, so I suspect Mr. Claus has figured this out.

Illustration by Ernest Akayeu.

I asked Santa for regional transit in 2020, but I’m informed that the north pole elves typically maintain a policy of noninterference when it comes to local politics.

Looking forward to a 2020 filled with possibility. And to all a good night!

Nat Zorach

Nat M. Zorach, AICP is a city planner, community development professional, and MBA candidate at American University's Kogod School of Business, based in Detroit.

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