April 5, 2015

The elegant device as a paragon for city planning.

This might seem arcane, but it’s actually quite obvious that every architectural or urban design act refers back to a paragon of some kind. In Renaissance times it was the body. Whether through analogy (e.g.: the civic […]
April 3, 2015

Rumination on a compact, car-free, manually operated mega-scale city

Here’s a sobering fact. The conurbation of Randstad comprising Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, is roughly the same size as Dallas-Fort Worth and has roughly the same population. This explains how my publisher who works […]
April 3, 2015

Postcard from Atlanta (by Lee Roberts)

Growing up in California, my sleepy little suburb had slow streets, bike lanes, and off-street paths that led just about everywhere I wanted to go. But when I grew up and moved into the city, those […]
March 30, 2015

Office bike parking explained for the non-superstitious.

How are things with bike parking there where you work? Around my way, things haven’t been perfect. But that’s good. If the whole world were perfect I would have nothing to write about, would I? Then […]
March 23, 2015

We the pork hunts who get rained on

It was a shame when Newcastle ska band The Porkers were made to change their name from The Pork Hunts. The only upside was it left the name free for we pork hunts who get rained on […]