Posts Tagged ‘bike lanes’

Melbourne – now the most livable city in the world – and its cycling Director of Design, Rob Adams

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Rob Adams, Melbourne’s Director of Design

Melbourne, now deemed the most livable city in the world, has bumped Vancouver from top spot. Never having believed Vancouver deserved that spot, I’m happy the designation has gone to a city that probably does.

Interestingly Melbourne has a “Director of Design” at its City Hall, whereas we have a “Director of Planning.” Language usually means something, if you know what I mean.

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Brilliant urban design by Enrique Peñalosa in Bogotá, Colombia

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

It’s worth watching the video below: Streetfilms-Lessons from Bogotá (and click on the image above). Bogotá’s innovative, visionary mayor Enrique Peñalosa has transformed the city in ways that have made him a sort of rock star in international planning circles. Peñalosa, originally a journalist interested in social justice issues, successfully made urban slums as well as the whole metropolis more livable by largely making Bogotá a bike and express bus city.

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