Cycling in Sydney Australia
'''Boy, the congestion in Sydney, road wise, it makes London look a very quiet place,'' said the incoming head of the city's train system, British rail executive Howard Collins, who was in town a…Continue
I'll probably be in Bali for a few days mid-next month and am not at all keen on hangin' at the beach with drunken Aussie surfing types. A cycle tour seemed to be a perfect way to occupy my time,…Continue
Apologies for the short notice, but this just popped up among my alerts and such from the University of Sydney:The Nicholson Museum will host Sam Wood, who along with his two brothers, rode their…Continue
As often happens in the lazy hours over Christmas and New Year when you spend time with family, there's ample opportunity for reminiscence and discussion of family history. On my mother's side, we know a great deal of this going back many generations; my uncle is retired and an amateur history buff. On my late father's side, we know very little at all, even only a generation or two back.
My mother casually mentioned this latter fact to my uncle during the break and he chose to…Continue
A Sydney Ideas panel co-presented with the US Studies Centre and the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering
City building and rebuilding has challenged many great minds in the last century. Our cities are ageing and many of the industries supporting them are shrinking or moving offshore. Tom Murphy served three terms as the mayor of 'the steel city' Pittsburgh USA, from January 1994 through December 2005, tackling the problems of rebuilding a dying city that had lost its…Continue
The University of Sydney is currently running a mildly naff marketing campaign called 'What Matters' - basically it's an excuse to promote the work of a couple of random academics each month and have people vote on which of their particular areas of interest 'matter most' (?!?!).
Anyway... one positive to come out of this in June is that David Hensher, Director of the University’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, is one of the featured researchers. You can look at a brief…Continue
The Effect of Active Transport, Transport Systems, and Urban Design on Population Health - Call for Papers Contemporary public health research and policy recognises that active transport (walking, cycling and the use of public transport), transport systems, and urban design affect population health. These associations are evident at international, national, regional, and local levels. They operate through the safety of populations in terms of injuries due to road crashes,…Continue