This article made me sad to read, because it's something I've felt for some time now that is undeniably true. It's why when when I go abroad, I stay the hell away from the flashy downtown and make my nest in traditional quarters.
Instagram ramen and 3rd wave coffee etc are def homogenous in certain white-millennial-yuppie areas of cities (like this story lays out)
Interesting to see the same language Jane Jacobs used nearly 60 years ago condemning Le Corbusier’s stark towers and abandoned 5-lane Stalinist promenades to attack *squints* vibrant commercial culture on safe, pedestrian-glutted streets.