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Greg Vann
Director Planning . Australian urbanist. Co-author ShapingSEQ, Next Generation Planning. Keynote speaker. Aims to make the world a better place.
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Greg Vann 7h
Replying to @GregTupicoff
I think we need all those things too, Greg, but this article is about the efficiency of a congestion charge compared to building more roads, and examines the equity implications.
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Greg Vann 18h
Replying to @DarrenDavis10
I agree, Darren. Think it also benefited from booming when great buildings were built (late 19th & early 20th centuries), and not booming when awful ones were built (mid 20th)!
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Alan Davies 21h
It’s the only way to ameliorate traffic congestion
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Greg Vann Oct 15
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Greg Vann Oct 14
“Congestion charging is a smarter way to improve Australia’s largest cities and fears that it would be unfair are overblown. It should be the centrepiece of a mixed strategy to tackle congestion.”
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Greg Vann Oct 14
Some moods of Lake Como, a beautiful place that has special meaning for me, evoking fond memories of Jan. @ Lago di Como
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Greg Vann Oct 13
Visiting Lake Como for a day or so. Found an early prototype green bus in Cernobbia.
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Greg Vann Oct 10
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Greg Vann Oct 9
“Intergenerational upward economic mobility-the opportunity for children from poorer households to pull themselves up the economic ladder in adulthood-is a hallmark of a just society.” Walkability identified as a key factor:
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Greg Vann Oct 8
A day of mixed emotions as we arrived in Lucca (via Pisa to pick up others joining our party). Jan and I spent nearly 2 weeks here in 2011, and it is a place full of memories for me, including the cafe in the piazza…
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Greg Vann Oct 7
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Greg Vann Oct 4
I’m in Zadar, Croatia, & so impressed by two awesome waterfront additions to city life: the Sea Organ - creates visceral noises created by water movement through tubes; & Greeting the Sun, a big circle of solar panels that store energy by day & create a light show at night.
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Greg Vann Oct 4
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Greg Vann Oct 3
I’m a big fan of public art. This waterfront bronze statue of 19th century Croatian naturalist Spiridon Brusina in Zadar invites people to interact with it.
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Greg Vann Oct 1
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Greg Vann Oct 1
Good commentary on why park and ride is of limited use and effect.
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Greg Vann Sep 30
Replying to @ParadiseOxford
Oh yes, I pulled up one side short!
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Sustainable Urbanism Sep 29
... is 1593, where as is c.1000 BC and is noted as an early masterpiece of urban planning ... there’s far more to planning history and new town history
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