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The cartoon case for biking

I have been meaning for a while to complete my trilogy of cartoon cases for transport modes, after earlier ones […] Read more.

A Sabbatical with Jane Jacobs. And an ode to Vancouver’s West End

As the reader of my blog (thanks, whoever you are!) would know, I have recently been on a 2 month […] Read more.

Eight key factors which support economic prosperity

Having studied urban planning and economics, I’ve been interested to watch how conservative governments over recent years in most western […] Read more.

Vancouver’s transit referendum: the world is watching!

I love Vancouver. I have been coming here regularly for over a decade, and am currently spending a two month […] Read more.

City home truths: the Twitter series!

I have been planning for and thinking about cities for over 35 years of my urban planning career so far. […] Read more.

Close, but no cigar

A quick review today, of the new Starbucks flat white coffee: My fondness for coffee is well known, as is […] Read more.

Richmond’s march to urbanism

Why Richmond? We spent the first ten days of our Vancouver sabbatical in Richmond, a more suburban area of the […] Read more.

Vancouver, here I come!

I’m sitting in the international terminal at Brisbane airport, very early in the morning, awaiting a Korean Air flight to […] Read more.

It doesn’t matter what the question is, the answer is street trees!

This title is based on a saying my good friend (and now Buckley Vann International) colleague Warren Rowe and I […] Read more.

An unholy alliance? Toll roads, the millionaire factory & off target traffic projections

I’m an admirer of Streetsblog, the US based organization that describes itself as “a daily news source connecting people to […] Read more.