Mikael Colville-Anderson, author of Cycle Chic and urban mobility expert with Copenhagenize Consulting. Engineers are brilliant problem solvers. They just need to be told which problems to solve. They are the Can Do team. If we design a city properly, they will make it work. […]
July and August are peak vacation times in the US. Most Americans do some sort of traveling over the Summer, and those who don’t usually wish they could- and would if they had a little extra money. There’s no doubt about it, vacations are expensive. […]
What do Times Square and, say, State Highway 36 in Illinois have in common? If you said absolutely nothing, you’re almost correct. It’s true you can see wobbling people in Muppet costumes, scantly clad cowgirls and 200ft. tall car ads on Broadway. On the other […]
I recently read “Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty” by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo. The book makes an interesting case for understanding the cycles of disease and poverty, and explains how small, incremental changes can have huge […]
Hello there. I’m a city planner, urban transportation designer and a sustainable living advocate who has been living without a car since 2010. I’ll be posting city planning commentary and transportation best practices from all over America in the months ahead. Stay tuned!