I just read this interesting article/post on Next City about Calgary moving forward to be city of cycling and walking:
In 2014 alone, city council passed a Complete Streets Policy and approved a 3.4-mile cycle track network that will break ground in March. Now, building on […]
After searching around for some map of Calgary that shows what is going on during the flooding with not much success, the team decided to create its own flooding information map.
In just two days we pulled everything together and created this overview map, based on textual information from the City of Calgary’s webpage/blog:
Our team has been pretty busy with certain topics, e.g. investigating future development scenarios for Glamorgan, doing first steps on a traffic simulation and asking Glamorgan members for their opinion about what is working and what could be improved in the community. We will report more on those items in future blogs, when we can […]
yep; this was my first response to what I read at CBC news on October 15th (see here).
I, as many commenters on the news article, can only applaud to the transit planning department to that decision, because it is the smartest way of alining budget constraints with […]
In July I visited the Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transportation, short CASPT’12. One of the keynote speakers was Hong K. Lo who is working in Hong Kong. In his presentation he gave some interesting facts about life and transportation in Hong Kong, that I like to share with you.
Again, I have been watching a documentary that made me think about sustainability and the cautious use of resources. The documentaries name is: “Planned Obsolescence Conspiracy” (video on Youtube).
In the documentary it was outlined that the first example of planned obsolescence originated from a cartel of light bulb producers […]
I have seen an interesting documentary this week, that analyses obesity and its sources in the USA. The documentary title was: “The weight of the nation” (you can watch parts also on Youtube). Two of the factors mentioned in the movie have been
Well, no news for 1 month. So, what happened? – Of course we haven’t been hanging out lazy in our academic chairs, but have been working on a couple of things; mainly in the past 2 months:
We started our community engagement with the Glamorgan Community in Calgary. We held a first workshop and […]
I have seen last week a talk by Dr. Kevin Anderson, the deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK. He talked about when and how climate change may happen. Two forecasts that impressed me the most have been:
If we allow a change of […]
So I have been traveling a bit the past months in South America, and one thing that struck me was that there is “life” at most of the “Plazas” I have been passing. Now, what do I mean: cities, and in particular cities of the Americas have mostly a grid layout. Usually at the center […]