I write about the politics and urbanism of my two hometowns, NYC and Tehran, with occasional looks at other cities and countries. This blog is for you if you have an interest in cities, politics, and urban planning, both in Iran and in the US. I’m interested in how cities help individuals thrive but also in understanding the obstacles and challenges in achieving ordered liberty. I will occasionally go farther afield and discuss national politics, and other cities and countries I know something about, like UK, India, Pakistan or China. I learn a lot by looking at the two different cities and cultures in parallel. I hope you do too.