The session I was most looking forward to at the Place Matters conference was the one on micro-neighborliness; it met and surpassed all my expectations.
(If you’re interested in micro-neighborliness and want a good introduction to the concept, I always point people to Steve MacDouell’s excellent summary.)
Huge thanks to James Chan for his excellent moderation, and for pulling together an inspiring panel.
Somewhat related: if micro-neighborliness is greatly influenced by urban design, we need to design our cities for serendipity. I’ve written a little bit about designing mobility for serendipity before, but there’s so much more to I’d love to learn about, write about, and talk about in his area.