What I Am Thankful For

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Since today is Thanksgiving, I thought I would post about what I am thankful for (instead of complaining as usual about what I am not thankful for):

I am thankful that in the year 2012, urbanism is, in some ways, winning over sprawl: (some) cities are being repopulated, transit ridership is rising, and "urban" is no longer a dirty word in popular culture to the extent that it was a decade or two ago.

I am thankful that I live in a revitalized city (New York) rather than a city that is still declining.

I am thankful that I can walk to the park and the grocery store.

I am thankful for the subway- both for its ability to withstand natural disaster and for the fact that it runs 24 hours a day (instead of until 8:30 like the municipal bus system in the last city I lived in).

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