…seriously; would an article about your home city with this in it?
“Once again – great cities need more vision than hubris; great public transport that it is affordable and reliable and easy to use instead of tunnels that noone drives through; an airport train service with carriages built for travellers with luggage that whisks you into the city center; bars that are licenced to serve coffee and alcohol without needing to buy food; boulevards that are clean and greened and attractive instead of tacky and smelly and dangerous, especially at night; cheap, plentiful, fast broadband; a city centre built for people on foot, not for private cars; public markets with locally grown produce that spring up daily or weekly in the middle of a city and which get public support, rather than wholesale produce markets that are scattered around the edges or huge supermarket chains that homogenize the food experience. One or two truly great, world-class hotels that reset the bar for global travellers and make them want to come just to stay there. Ideally too a world class newspaper that takes seriously the issues of the city, and the world. Instead of one that, in particular online, is increasingly tabloid and banal. Good weather, which I also hear of late has gone down the plug hole.”
Time to leave!