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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.

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.

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.

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.