March 3, 2013

National Penny Farthing Championships

One of my favourite rides in Tasmania is the back road from Launceston to the village of Evandale. It’s the one town in the world I can go and be guaranteed not to have a hipster […]
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 […]