Even we at City Observatory believe in taking a break from all things urban on Thanksgiving. But in the spirit of the holidays, we wanted to take just a minute to share some of the things we’re thankful for.

To begin with, we’re thankful for cities themselves: the places we live in and explore, that create the spaces where we try new things, meet new friends, and build communities.

We’re thankful for all the people who join us in the work of making cities even better and spreading their benefits to all—from the planners in City Hall, to the drivers of our buses and trains, to the researchers shining a light on urban problems and their potential solutions, to the community activists rallying our neighborhoods.

We’re thankful for you, our readers, who make all of our work worthwhile.

And finally, we’re thankful for the leadership and support of the Knight Foundation, without whom we would not be able to do this work.

Thanks to everyone! Have a great Thanksgiving.

A Turkey city. Credit: Moyan Brenn, Flickr
A Turkey city. Credit: Moyan Brenn, Flickr