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World Streets Weekly Edition of 8 August 2011

World Streets Weekly Edition of 8 August 2011

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World Streets This Week
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8 August 2011
World Streets. Monday, 8 August 2011 1 | Page
Lee (The Funky Physicist) Schipper on Vibraphone at Better Air Quality 2008 workshop inBangkok, Thailand -- playing at Imperial Queen's Park Hotel on Nov, 11th 2008.Read more of this post Add a comment to this post 
Here is a rough chronology showing how information gets around in the world-wide sustainable transport network in 2011. Last Monday, 1 August, someonenamed Meras Zuokas (whom we do not know but whom we definitely like andwho by all indications lives in Lithuania), uploaded a 104 second video ontoYouTube with commentary in Lithuanian, , showing a dynamic mayor dealing directly with the classicsustainable transport problem of illegally parked cars encumbering circulation in designated bike lanes in thecapital city of Vilnius. That was the first stop on a lightning journey around the world that in a few days bringsus here [...]
 
World Streets This Week
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8 August 2011
World Streets. Monday, 8 August 2011 2 | Page
(While Lee Schipper is recovering, here is another example of his always-on prescience in the poorly litstreets of this gasping planet.) If matters of climate, sustainable transportation and careful use of scarceresources are close to your heart, and you happen to be European, you may have some reserves about yourcountry's ecologically billed, [...]
 | 3 August 2011 at 10:49 | Categories: Cars, mental model, Old Mobility | URL: http://wp.me/psKUY-1OX 
Our old friend and long time colleague Lee Schipper is sitting in a hospital bedin Berkeley California today, and since your editor is stuck in Paris and can'tvisit him, we thought that while he gets his strength back we would reach intoour and others archives and publish a series of pieces to [...]
Chris Bradshaw, Canadian planner and new mobility innovator, takes us on aquick peek into cars as "enclosures" of what should more rightly be thecommon domain in our cities. When we look at it this way, the concept of a"right to park" starts to look quite different.
We are once
again back to the
concept of “worst practices” on the one hand, and on the other, our the
understanding of space as public, private . . . or social. All of a sudden wehave a new and quite different base for discussion and policy
.
[...]
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