October 26, 2011

The spirit of UK New Towns

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ophEYd4A-Q In selling the New Towns vision to the British population, post WW2, that country’s Central Office of Information (COI), understood well, how nansy pansy do-gooder types would stand in the way of progress, if they […]
October 26, 2011

Potential new life for a failed vision

The plan was to give the entire ground plane of London over to cars, and have pedestrians live on a terrace, one level up. But in the absence of a totalitarian post-war redevelopment authority, with absolute […]
October 25, 2011

Live on the web with our lycra nicks down!

Dear WordPress, please remain the dominant web building and blogging platform until Gusto and I die, as we would like this to be a once in a lifetime learning experience. Dear readers, please bear with us […]
October 24, 2011

How architects can rescue unhealthy and unsustainable cities

Most of us live and work in cities that have been crippled by decades of car orientated development. Our parents built cities where those who vote, also drive, and so unsurprisingly vote for better conditions for […]
October 23, 2011

Slow cyclists and sports cyclists: kiss and make up

I differ from most people who I race bikes with, in my ability to see the point of mudguards, racks and dressing for the destination, instead of the ride. Yet I differ from those who are […]