July 5, 2013

An expert is something to be

On June 21 I spoke at a symposium in Seattle to a small but dedicated audience, a few of whom had read my book and made special efforts to be in the audience. I was supported […]
July 1, 2013

Bike Adventures in Queens

My friend David in New York writes one of my favourite architecture blogs. It’s like Delirious New York, only free (sorry Rem. Sorry NAi). Today, our combined/perverse fascinations took us to Queens. David wanted to see an unregulated car […]
June 27, 2013

Postcard from Boston

It’s nice to be reminded that all the stories of progress coming out of America, are in fact aberrations. I’ve noticed the people who are getting the fame and the keynotes in this Renaissance era of […]
June 24, 2013

Constructing nude-space in Seattle

The Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle is one of America’s first urban bike trails, so has had time to wield an effect on surrounding urban development. It has provided the non-vehicular access that made it viable to […]
June 20, 2013

The Velohome, by Abdel Soudan

Imagine a long street lined with maisonette apartments, each with a small front courtyard for bikes. Now in your minds eye coil that street it into a spiral. Each apartment will be slightly higher than the […]