Archives for August 2013

Putting the best bike routes ‘on the map’

The Dynamic Connections Map. Image courtesy of BMW Guggenheim Lab. In 2011 I conducted a bicycle route options analysis in Australia for a public sector client who thought the number of options would be limited. I agreed, but our team – fearless, enthusiastic, and novice bicycle riders – set out and cycled every street in […]

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Need for public leisure places keeps rising

Millennium Park, Chicago. Photo by Brian Palmer. As urbanization increases across the globe, with its associated increase in built space, density, infrastructure, technology, and associated economic development, not to mention a faster pace of life, the basic human need for leisure and cultural activities and places will continue to grow in importance. An important portion of […]

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What is climate change action doing for cities?

Kaixuan New World L13 District, Guangzhou, China. ©AECOM photo by Robb Williamson. Cities may be getting wealthier, but a lot of that wealth is going to be washed away if climate change continues unabated.  How are cities rising to the task of analyzing the co-benefits of protecting their cities from more frequent storms, for example? […]

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