October 10, 2015

While all eyes are on Denmark, Denmark takes lessons from Holland

For me Australia’s Radio National is like coffee in the morning, brushing my teeth before bedtime, and leather soled shoes. So I’ve been especially chuffed on those times when they have called me. This time it […]
September 28, 2015

Operation Home Town

Later this week I’ll be speaking at a conference purporting to be about “smart future cities.” As someone who has spent his career researching and contributing to the built form of cities, I’m puzzled. What is it […]
September 21, 2015

The (bicycle) mechanics of civil disobedience.

Brian Jones, the first person I ever followed on Twitter, shared a great Guardian article on the weekend about the privatisation of public space. I can’t wholeheartedly agree with the panic. Among left wing libertarians I do […]
September 18, 2015

4 things to hate about e-bikes

Batteries have their place. Don’t get me wrong. Power tools, love toys, cargo bikes used for logistics—they’re all so much better with batteries. But batteries fitted to bikes for one person, when the rider’s own body […]
September 17, 2015

Mikael slams Bjarke making way for yours truly.

Like most big events in history these days it was recorded on what my philosopher friend Arthur Danto would have called a kind of indexing machine, a machine that records every event, no matter how trivial it […]