An experience

Solving my cul de sac quandary

I recall industry and planning events in the 1990s where someone was advocating new urbanist ideas in the early days […] Read more.

Jane’s Walk. Brisbane. 2.0. A good story!

Readers might recall I put my hand up as City Organiser for the excellent Jane’s Walk program for Brisbane’s debut […] Read more.

Across the ditch – my week in Auckland!

I recently spent a week in Auckland.   There were a few reasons for doing so:   – To attend the […] Read more.

Messing with modal mindsets and travel brains

It strikes me that a lot of human behaviour involves adopting a default mindset for particular activities. For example, I […] 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.

Whistler Village – sweet as a nut!

After our time at Richmond on this trip, we spent a few days in the largest ski resort in North […] Read more.

The cartoon case for public transport

After my recent similar post about walkability proved popular, I thought I’d extend the theme to another mode of transport. […] Read more.

Economics is actually about happiness? Who knew!

I’ve been reading a lot about happiness lately. Ross Gittins, the economics writer, has written a book on happiness called […] Read more.

Walking: good for you, good for your city!

Walking. We all do it if we are physically able. Some of it is for exercise, but most of it […] Read more.

The long game

My latest Green Shoe Travel outing to the west coast of North America reinforced for me an impression I have […] Read more.