I thought about tacking this to some other thread topic, but thought the title deserved its own distinction.
It's an interesting article in The Atlantic - discussing how cities are rediscovering the importance of tying residents to that smaller neighborhood name, how that distinct sense of place makes people happier with where they live.
Ask someone from Indianapolis to describe where in the city they live and they’ll probably respond with the name of their home’s subdivision or make a vague directional reference like, “the West Side.”
Most residents couldn’t come up with their neighborhood in a city that, according to information technologist and urban analyst Aaron M. Renn, has had a weak sense of neighborhood since the city and county governments consolidated into one unified entity about two decades ago.
And the whole article made me think - Columbus isn't like this, I think. The people I encounter know exactly what pocket neighborhood they live in, and cling to its borders fiercely. Why is that, doyathink? Is that really indicative of Columbus as a whole, or only the nerds that I know?