The Age-Friendly City The Age-Friendly City    |   By Chris & Melissa Bruntlett
  As we get older, many of us aspire to the same ideals: To enjoy old age from the comfort of the home we’ve built for as long as our bodies and minds will allow. We save for retirement to […]
June 24, 2021

The Prosperous City The Prosperous City    |   By Chris & Melissa Bruntlett
  No matter the country, the connection between access to opportunity and economic prosperity is intrinsic. A population should be able to easily access housing, education, employment, health care, shops, and essential services. Despite this recognition, a car-dominant focus overlooks […]
June 17, 2021

The Accessible City The Accessible City    |   By Chris & Melissa Bruntlett
  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a reccurring theme appeared every time a city suggested removing on-street parking in favor of low-car environments with extended sidewalks, pop-up bike-lanes, and patios; all in an effort to accommodate physical distancing and safer movement […]
June 10, 2021

The Feminist City The Feminist City    |   By Chris & Melissa Bruntlett
  In the Netherlands, 56% of cyclists are women. This is not, as many like to purport, because Dutch women are born on bicycles, or that somehow, they are more confident, take more risks, or are in any way superior. […]
June 3, 2021

The Child-Friendly City The Child-Friendly City    |   By Chris & Melissa Bruntlett
  Emigrating to a new country is a difficult decision for anyone, and we were fully aware that uprooting our nine- and twelve-year-old children from the lives they had known since birth would come with its own set of challenges. […]
May 27, 2021

Everything in life is better on a bike Everything in life is better on a bike    |   By Tracy Metz
  “Ask a Dutch person why they cycle so much, and they’ll shrug: ‘It’s just in our culture’; oblivious to the vast infrastructure networks built to make it easy. Ask an American why they drive so much, and they’ll do […]
May 20, 2021