Trevor McKendrick - The 15 minute city

Good morning!

3 notes today -

1) Special ask for my Utah friends: do you know a personal trainer you like/trust? Looking to hire someone w/ the main goal being accountability to make sure I work out 3-4 times a week. Has to be in person.

2) Piano players practice their scales. Swimmers swim laps. What do entrepreneurs & founders do every day to practice their craft & improve?

3) Lots of links about walkable cities today. If I wasn’t working on Seis, building a walkable city is the thing I’d be working on.

Have a great week!!


What is a “15-minute city”? (article)

This really helped me start to think about how to even approach building a walkable city. This gives a structural framework to how many units of housing you need, what distance different types of stores should be from homes, etc.

Building an idea into a walkable city (article)

Chautauqua is a place in Western New York where every summer about 100,000 people move to, and the community creates “programs offering a wide range of speakers, performances, lectures, concerts, classes, parades, art fairs, theater shows, children's camps, waterfront activities, and more.”

Then as you live and move about the town you have shared context for everything.

I was talking to Devon Zuegel (she wrote the post & did Chautauqua multiple summers growing up) about this last night and my reaction was basically…. I’d take walkable city in the US, full stop. Getting a similarly minded community would be a huge, amazing bonus!

A car free town in Costa Rica looks amazing (article)

Why can’t we get this in the US in a place that’s less touristy/somewhere you could live year round!? Looks amazing.

New York Yankees figure out a pitcher is tipping his pitches (youtube)

You could tell me a fastball was coming and I wouldn’t be any more likely to hit it. Apparently not the case with professional baseball players.

What bear markets look like (article)

From Fred Wilson @ USV - but written in 2018.

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