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  • Mikael Colville-Andersen at Copenhagenize takes scathing aim at a recent Danish government report on pollution that places the onus on its potential victims to avoid it: http://www.copenhagenize.com/2013/06/air-pollution-is-not-on-political.html Christopher Miller Montreal QC Canada
    Christopher Miller Jun 28, 2013
  • A piece in the Economist discusses the greater efficiency of pre-boarding payment for public transit, but moots free transit instead: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2013/06/fares Christopher Miller Montreal QC Canada
    Christopher Miller Jun 27, 2013
  • An article on "World Sauntering Day" by Lloyd Alter, Treehugger's resident architecture specialist and one of its bike bloggers. http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/happy-world-sauntering-day.html Christopher Miller Montreal QC Canada
    Christopher Miller Jun 19, 2013
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  • An upcoming book on transforming urban transport by a team of Australasian researchers: Transforming Urban Transport The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility Edited by Nicholas Low To Be Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge � 280 pages http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415529037/ There is a link on the page to a companion web site with images and...
    Christopher Miller Nov 20, 2012
  • By coincidence, a Filipino friend posted this to Facebook today (well, tomorrow, taking into account the International Date Line!): http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/9575962.stm I wonder how this will turn out � especially given the top-down "project" approach and the basic aim being to build up an economic/tourist attraction rather than a functional community...
    christophermiller@mac.com Nov 3, 2012
  • An article by Nikos Salingaros and Michael Mehaffy on the importance of fractal structure for urban design, in Metropolis magazine: http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20120528/science-for-designers-scaling-and-fractals Christopher Miller Montreal QC Canada
    Christopher Miller May 31, 2012
  • I might point out the small but not entirely irrelevant detail that both the Finns and the Estonians would be taken rather by surprise at this news. (And not the free transit part, either.) On 2012-04-25, at 5:01 PM, Richard Risemberg wrote: > Tallinn, capital of Finland to make public transit free: > > http://tinyurl.com/85wfh5k > > Rick [Non-text portions of this message have...
    Christopher Miller Apr 25, 2012
  • Taras Grescoe, a Toronto-born writer and Montreal resident, writes on public transportation (and some cycling and gridlock) in cities around the world: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/straphanger-by-taras-grescoe/article2409182/ Christopher Miller Montreal QC Canada
    Christopher Miller Apr 22, 2012
  • Some reflections on the now marginal activity of walking in the US. First in a series of four articles: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/walking/2012/04/why_don_t_americans_walk_more_the_crisis_of_pedestrianism_.html Christopher Miller Montreal QC Canada [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Christopher Miller Apr 10, 2012
  • An article from Low-tech Magazine on the use of "solar envelopes", created by building height and placement, to manage solar access and shadow in a way that reduces the need for industrially produced heating and cooling energy. http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2012/03/solar-oriented-cities-1-the-solar-envelope.html Christopher Miller Montreal QC Canada [Non-text portions of this...
    Christopher Miller Mar 27, 2012