When you think of Lisbon, you think of the sunny weather and you see the picturesque neighbourhoods with their labyrinthic street patterns and the beautiful monuments reminding you of the riches from the age of discovery. Of course, it’s all there. But the city is falling apart. And it’s amazing.
Interesting piece in the New York Times. It tells the story of people settling in New York in the late 60’s when cities were considered to be dying. The article nicely illustrates the life cycle of urban environments and how pioneers are needed to trigger gentrification.
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