Posts tagged transport

John Whitelegg interview

John Whitelegg, Green Party Spokesperson on Sustainable Development. John is also Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University and Professor of Sustainable Development at York University’s Stockholm Institute of the Environment. A transport campaigner of global stature and reputation, John has written ten books on transport and is editor of the journal World […]

A Monster in the City

by Federico Parolotto and Francesca Arcuri       It is 7 a.m. on an August morning. An empty Milan wakes up to the sound of chainsaws which in Piazza Maggi, to the south of the city, begin cutting down the trees that have populated the area for over thirty years. The plan entails the […]

Remembering Paul Mees

by Federico Parolotto I first got to know of Paul Mees through Amazon, I was looking for some books to read and I ended up finding a title “Transport for suburbia – beyond the automobile age” that had a comment in the back by John Whitelegg. I knew John Whitelegg work and I really liked […]

Digital management of supply and demand: San Francisco Park

by Federico Parolotto and Francesco Maria Cerroni The dawn of digital and wireless communication over the last 15 years has spawned a number of radically different scenarios for the future, some of which let some experts to predict a decrease in personal mobility by imagining that the potential for remote interaction would reduce the need […]

Paul Mees interview

Paul Mees began his career as a lawyer, later becoming an academic. He has a BA and LLB (Hons) and qualified as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Mees’s work is largely concerned with the planning of public transport in cities. He is a strong advocate of public transport, but less […]

Christophe Loir interview

Christophe Loir is historian and historian of art, Professor of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He works on cultural studies in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially the history of the urban circulation : the “promenade” (Christophe LOIR & Laurent TURCOT (éds), La promenade aux 18e et 19e siècles, Belgique/Europe, Brussels, Editions de l’Université, […]

Carlo Ratti Interview

Carlo Ratti of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) SENSEable City Lab explains why cities keep on growing and how technology is changing our life in terms of mobility and access to real-time information. The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the […]