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In reply to: Flashing Palely in the Margins

Inclusion, awareness, empathy, and serendipity are important to the idea of the metapolis, the meta-city. The metapolis, unlike the metropolis, is designed around the conscience and consciousness of the people who inhabit the space; it is the evolution of the city from what it is now to what it can aspire to be.

@vasta’s excellent essay articulates the power and value of public transit to a city. It makes me wonder what it means when (private) projects like The Boring Company and Hyperloop receive more funding than existing public transit options? Are these viable alternatives/supplements or β€” and this feels heaps more likely β€” new systems to further segregate communities?

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