October 8, 2014

Do civic realms matter?

“People Don’t need piazzas. They’re at home watching television.” — Robert Venturi   I have lived in Launceston Tasmania for two years now. It has been a great experiment in self-deprecation. Does a person need a […]
October 7, 2014

The automotive industry or Isis? Which is more likely to kill you?

I haven’t watched any of those beheading clips, and refuse to while ever photos of mutilated car crash victims aren’t likewise spread on the web. The greatest terrorist threat to the world isn’t Isis, but Volkswagen, Toyota, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, […]
October 6, 2014

The salt-flat experiment: a case for 15km car-free urban growth boundaries

Since no one has the means of conducting this experiment, I will ask you to use your imagination. You (my reader) and I (Dr. Behooving) are standing at two randomly selected points on a vast plane, […]
October 6, 2014

How your city makes you look like a fool

You would probably rather hear that your life was determined by greedy corporations, your status anxiety, or even your genes, than what I am about to say it’s controlled by. I am afraid you are nothing but […]
October 1, 2014

Until cycling and architecture are once again prol

Now that Brutalism is back in Vogue, it is time we all were reminded that Peter and Alison Smithson were prols. They descended on London from the North with a mind to attack the bourgeois establishment […]