Do You Use Public Transport? Why – Or Why Not?

Map - ACTION weekday 2013 - partHow to you travel around each day to do the things you do?

Do you drive a car? Get a lift with someone? Catch a bus, train, tram or ferry? Ride a bike? Walk? (Here’s something to think about: unless you can’t actually walk, we all walk for at least part of our journeys.)

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Goals For Planning A New Urban Development – Or Home…

Picture of bland medium density development and street

Recently completed residential units in Kingston, ACT, Australia. (I could have chosen some even newer and more boring ones in the same suburb, but these were handy.)
Image by Gillian King, CC BY-NC-SA

In my last post I wrote about the current and emerging complicated and complex challenges for urban planning and development and how collaboration can address these challenges – and get good outcomes.

If you were planning a new urban development – or a new home – what would be your goals for addressing these challenges?

Think about it for a moment.

If you were living or working in – or Continue reading

Carbon Fast – My Challenge Buying Less Stuff

I’m now nearly half-way through my carbon fast.Ladies shoe sole with big hole in heel - vertical

Emissions from my travel are still very low.

I only used my petrol-driven car once last week – when my bus did not arrive in time for me to meet a friend to join them in their Nissan Leaf electric car (powered by renewable energy) for an evening meeting.   I was very disappointed at not being able to Continue reading