Cities

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Punching above their weight – small cities that show us how

It has occurred to me over the years that there are many good examples around the world of small cities […] Read more.

Transit Oriented Development 101 – the six main things you need to know

One of the focal points of my 2013 Green Shoe Travel tour was how to integrate land use, transit and […] Read more.