Links for urbanists No. 6Posted: December 15, 2011 Filed under: Miscellaneous 4 Comments
Assorted links to some of the useful, the informative, the interesting, and sometimes even the slightly weird sources I stumble across from time-to-time:
- There are only one and a half days to go to win a copy of Jarrett Walkers new book, Human Transit. Follow this link (this competition closed 17 Dec 2011)
- Motoring helmets for car drivers – “Ultimately, motoring helmets will be commonplace”
- Ted Baillieu’s favourite Melbourne buildings. He’s not likely to annoy anyone – the most recent is Alkira House, built in 1937
- How to increase capacity on SkyBus? – use “double deckers”
- Evolution of the London Underground map
- 16 global cities to watch in the future, according to Edward Glaeser and Saskia Sassen – but where’s Melbourne?
- Naughty and nice in transport advertising – Waking up in Geelong
- Correlation or causation. Need to prove something you already believe? Statistics are easy: all you need are two sets of data and a leading question (H/T Human Transit)
- The importance of place – scientists who are geographically close do better work (especially those within 10 metres of each other)
- Should speed limits be higher? No, the social costs of speed limit increases are three to ten times larger than the social benefits
- What does it cost to run a car? RACV’s guide to what it costs to run new cars of all sizes and shapes
- Barbarians on the Thames – hindsight analysis of the British riots by Theodore Dalrymple
- Sir Rod Eddington interviewed by Professor Peter Newman – they’re old colleagues!
- The death and life of great architecture criticism
- Slowing motorists down is the best way to increase safety for cyclists according to Britain’s Department for Transport
- Commuting cost analysis: bus vs bicycle vs car
- All you need to know about Birrarung Marr
- There was a time when the great political worry was that we’d leave no coal for future generations
- A review of Steven Pinker’s new book, The better angels of our nature, by Peter Singer
- A joke about a snail
- Imagining life in 2076
Your ‘cities to watch’ link points to half way through the list, BTW.
Thanks, have amended.
The link to 17. Birrarrung Marr should be at;
The link given is for a Test Blog, the actual blog is at
Alan, can you please repost your comment for the post “New Melbourne Suburbs”, at the actual site instead of the test blog at: