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How to move about the city without wrecking it

We cannot have a liveable city if we fail to address the car problem. What distinguishes ordinary cities from extraordinary ones, “liveable” cities from urban wastelands? What things, added together, make a fully-functioning city? These questions are as relevant now … Continue reading

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Is rail an antidote to spreading tarmac syndrome?

Transport is Tasmania’s largest source of carbon emissions, so any idea that promises to reduce car usage is very welcome. The proposal to re-open Hobart’s northern suburbs rail line for commuter transport is now getting the attention it deserves. 9 … Continue reading

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How climate change is changing us

Keynote address to plenary session 2010 School Conference, School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 2 July 2010. View YouTube video here and here. [3 July 2010 | Peter Boyer] [Professor] Elaine Stratford [head, School of Geography and … Continue reading

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