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November 2009

November 26, 2009

Dubai Bicycle Lanes

I was walking around Dhiyafa Street on a recent trip to Dubai when I noticed something very unexpected. In one short stroll I was passed by (and I counted them) 15 people on bicycles! It was a strange feeling. There were bike lanes. The pedestrian…
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November 5, 2009

Kuwait Metro Ridership

It seems the initial success and glow of Dubai Metro has breathed new life into our own national project. Let's hope for their continued success so that the fires of envy burn brighter and ignite real action. I keep thinking about the people that will…
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November 4, 2009

Neighborhood Identity

This is the final post discussing the 13 points of good neighborhood design as described by the Congress for the New Urbanism. All of these ideas aren't meant to be a guide for how to build new neighborhoods. There is nothing in the list that…
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November 4, 2009


Our neighborhoods have gradually evolved to become almost exclusively dominated by the automobile. A neighborhood is more than a random collection of houses. We should strive to create rich, safe and healthy places to live. We need to create a strong framework that can help…
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