March 2, 2013

When students ask the tough questions

If you caught my earlier posts titled Healthy Green Transport for a Small City, parts 1 to 4, you will know I am leading a design studio at the University of Tasmania with about 70 senior […]
March 1, 2013

Video lessons in designing active cities and buildings

My recently added videos page starts with Jane Jacobs and ends with a performative dance between architecture and cycling. I do hope you will check the rest out, and let me know of any I’ve missed. […]
February 28, 2013

Bikes give architects an edge, not a burden.

I have a friend who works in an architectural practice who passed my book around his office, to gauge his colleagues’ reactions. The book might as well have a deaf and blind mother in a wheelchair […]
February 27, 2013

For a city with more bikes and canals than it needs.

I stayed with a friend in the canal district of Amsterdam recently, and learned from a local exactly how bike parking works in that city. You keep your collectible bikes in your storeroom downstairs, while outside […]
February 19, 2013

Minority voters left for dead in Australia

I’ll just throw these stats out there. Stephen Hodge in Canberra sent me a link to Australia’s road death stats. Whichever sample month you care to look at, you see death rates for cyclists are higher […]