Urban planning

Step by step: a reality check about changing our transport (and housing) balance

As readers of Reviewanew would have worked out, I’m an advocate for changing the balance in our transport systems so […] Read more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amenity lives here

I reckon urban planning is the main profession that focuses directly on the amenity, character & livability of places, where […] Read more.