Consider your grocery store routine. Are you a daily shopper, picking up just what you need for dinner? Or are you a long-term planner, plotting for the month with detailed lists before making the pilgrimage to one of the big box stores? Maybe you're a farmers market regular, or perhaps, like me, you dabble in it all. Regardless, how you shop, where you shop, and the efforts you make to shop the way you want is an extension of your identity. Choices let us shape our identity.
What happens when you finally get to make those choices after 30 years of not having one? CityLab, an offshoot of The Atlantic, shares the story of an ailing Pittsburgh neighborhood faced with answering that question. And so far, things are looking good.