I proposed this to lcc agm last year. "That all London Boroughs and both the GLA and TfL map London into villages (Waltham forest model) with clear definitions of the purposes of areas and streets. That all primarily residential areas (the vast majority of London) shall have 8 mph speed limits and access is only … Continue reading A London of villages?
Demos have written the following in their publication “Holistic Government”: The core problem for government is that it has inherited from the nineteenth century a model of organisation that is structured around functions and services rather than around solving problems. Budgets are divided into separate silos for health, education, law and order and so on. … Continue reading Holistic Government
Come across an interesting Dutch idea - "traffic families". There might be some problem families, and a need to design for "liminal" or protected families! Group A People Walking. That needs little further explanation. But giving the pedestrian its rightful place in city design can make walking a viable option for a short distance trip. … Continue reading Traffic families
https://clivedurdle.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/mapping-disability/ The above link is to something I wrote when I was the Director of Redbridge Disability Association, a Disabled Persons' Organisation, that summarises my thinking. Below is something I have just received from Waltham Forest, the parts about highway law and parking and their equality assessment are of note. http://www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Hoe-Street-and-Wood-Street-post-consultation-report.pdf Disability equality is still … Continue reading Mapping properly
1. Executive Summary, Recommendations and Questions for the Select Committee I welcome this opportunity to provide comments to the House of Lords Select Committee into the Equality Act 2010 and disability. This submission is focusing on transport and related issues. These are personal comments. Details of my background and experience are here. https://clivedurdle.wordpress.com/about/ Clive Durdle … Continue reading Personal Submission to House of Lord’s Select Committee on Equality and Disability
From slow bikes on Facebook conversation I started Clive Durdle 25 May at 13:33 2015 I am thinking of getting a Christiania cargo trike, I am in East London and would be a very early adopter. I have balance issues and have been researching extensively. I would love some first hand views! I understand there … Continue reading Cargo trikes
It seems we are well aware of our mortality and the meaninglessness of life, but expend huge amounts of energy that things are otherwise.One of the key mechanisms are religious beliefs and the world views constructed by adherents.Maybe we should cut to the chase, and stop criticising individual religions and the actions of their adherents?But … Continue reading Terror Management Theory
The most important feature of banks: credit creation (Extracted from: New Paradigm in Macroeconomics, Richard Werner*, Palgrave Macmillan,2005; pp. 174-180) http://leconomistamascherato.blogspot.com/2010/04/most-important-feature-of-banks-credit.html Many economics textbooks that mention banks still acknowledge that they can 'create credit'. However, it appears that the original meaning of this expression has been lost.Those textbooks and authors that mention the words … Continue reading Credit Creation
Many years ago I was involved in food coops, and recently went to Kos. I was impressed by the many small Greek Orthodox chapels, all with kitchens and dining areas, and looking up the numbers of Saint's days, understood why!Nearby islands are blue zones, with the highest life expectancy on the planet. Why are we handing … Continue reading Food Banks or food coops and celebration?
Reading Charles Mann 1491, also have his 1493 that goes into more detail about the effects of pre Columbian American crops on the world. He quotes H Garrison Wilkes. The Milpa " is one of the most successful human inventions ever created". granta 2005 p198 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milpa "Charles C. Mann described milpa agriculture as follows, in 1491: New Revelations of the … Continue reading Milpa