Wall St Journal, 19 October 2016
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Wednesday that the world’s oil industry would soon emerge from a crippling two-year slump but warned of an impending shortage of petroleum that could send crude prices up sharply.
Posts from the ‘Sustainable Transport’ Category
Wall St Journal, 19 October 2016
STC seminar- 11 October- “Cycling- high value, low cost strategic approaches”
at Large meeting room, 43 Below Bar, 43 Barrack St Perth (or via Hay St Mall)
Presenter is Jon Offer, Special Projects Engineer at City of Stirling. Jon is passionate about making the world a better place for cyclists and has worked extensively with Stirling’s councillors and executive team to achieve ‘quick wins.’
Jon will discuss the City’s approach to formulating its Integrated Cycling Strategy.
Drink and food available.
Short STCWA AGM at 6.30pm.
The Conversation, 9 August 2016
A plethora of new and personalised ways of getting around cities are emerging – electric bikes, motorised scooters, electric vehicles, car sharing and re-interpretations of the taxi by Uber. How might we realise the potential of these transport disruptions? How does the combination of culture, regulation and technology shape sustainable transport futures? The extent to which technologies align with social, political and policy norms is a critical factor in their uptake and success.
The Guardian, 4 August 2016
While cities around the world embrace pedestrianisation, Bucharest’s new mayor is blaming traffic on street events such as Via Sport, which closes a central boulevard to cars on weekends. Is the Romanian capital taking a step backwards?
Renew Economy, 7 July 2016
The large scale renewable energy market in Australia appears to have taken off again, finally bringing to an end the three year investment drought that was the main legacy to the industry of the Abbott government. But the industry has state governments to thank, not the feds.
The Conversation, 19 July 2016
In a political landscape where trust has been eroded and the public are for the most part disengaged and disillusioned, it is refreshing to see state and local governments leading in some areas of policy innovation. A prime example of this is the use of deliberative democracy approaches to support the development of policies and plans.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 5 July 2016
Every day, passengers at Foothill Transit’s Pomona Transit Center see something unusual: battery-electric buses pausing at the station to charge between dropping off and picking up passengers. Since 2010, these buses have been moving passengers through the cities of Pomona and La Verne with no pollution and no fossil fuels. Foothill Transit is just one of many transit agencies throughout California making the transition to cleaner buses. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), a key policy designed to prevent climate change, is creating real monetary value and helping to make zero-emission buses economically viable.
The Conversation, 20 May 2016
In debates about urban density we often find comments about buildings being too tall or not tall enough, about too many people in a neighbourhood or too few, about streets and buildings being overcrowded or empty. We are told that Melbourne is building at four times the density of Hong Kong, or that density is good and will make us happy. As these debates over density in Australian cities continue, what is most often missing is any clear understanding of what people mean when they use the word “density”.