Working Towards a Better Quality of Life in Cities

Panot is an editorial platform and an archive of projects and initiatives which work towards a better quality of life in cities. It collects what aims to make a difference on how humans interact with urban spaces as well as discussing what it takes to make them accessible, affordable, and amicable. It is a space for debate and collaboration that strives to offer quality content about what it takes to live in a city nowadays.


“There will always be a need for public roles and entities. Sharing cars will never replace an entire public mass transit system, and larger systems will always coexist. The role of the architect and planner is about working towards a consensus on the big principles.

What do we need in terms of sustainability, equity, and belonging? Our role is to listen to the community and work with them to set the guidelines for the future.”

Raymond Gastil,
Pittsburgh’s City Planning Director