Category Archives: New Urbanism

Trackless trams / EV bus-trains are a cheap way to connect precincts

Hi all, good old Professor Peter Newman is still at it – changing Australian neighbourhoods to be more local, walk-able, water-wise, connected and green. One of the key connecting strategies are the so-called “Trackless trams” which can be thought of … Continue reading

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Dubai finally going New Urban – but at what cost?

Hi all,it seems even the giant tourist-attraction city of Dubai is starting to think about New Urban planning. The mantra up to now has been to get people out of the airport and spending money in the city. What’s today’s … Continue reading

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Killer heatwaves

This is major. If we go past 2 degrees, 3 BILLION people will face killer heatwaves that last a few days, weeks or even a month or two each year. Farmers, builders and other outside workers will just have to … Continue reading

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NZ plans to eliminate fossil fuels from transport systems

New Zealand *starts* to make baby-steps into enabling walkable and cycling communities – but there is so much more they could do – and all of us in the Western World. New Urbanism = a tram stop in a town … Continue reading

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New Urbanism coming to LA and China!

Wow, it sounds like officials in California and China are finally getting it!? LA is on the way to rezoning the ugly strip highway and building trams down one side, a park strip in the middle, limited lanes of cars … Continue reading

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