The more you solve the problem the bigger the PROBLEM gets. Even in Mouse Town.
Civil Society didn’t quite work this time.
Finally. The American Dream
Finally. The American Dream
It was late Spring 1958 (as I best recall) in New York City when a young Eric Britton, just out of the US Army and about to dig into the Graduate Faculties of Columbia, was – as young men will do — checking out the action in Washington Square Park in the Village on a […]
No no. Stay tuned. The mice have not said their last words. This battle has yet to be joined. Stay tuned.
It’s getting late in Penang so we cannot read the whole story to you tonight. So we have to stop here when the well-connected Beaver Construction company showed up, without any prior public notice, to start the work on the road. And the first victims were, of course, the trees.
And then, a very strange and altogether unanticipated thing occurred. Alvin bought a Proton.
And into this happy world slipped a letter. And a kind invitation.
It all started innocently enough. With a simple letter.
Someone a lot wiser than me, once told me many years ago: when you are facing a really different problem, why don’t you see if you can step back a few paces and put it in a form that you can discuss with children and hear what they may have to say. I recalled this […]
Fifteen local NGOs have cautioned Penangites not to rush to endorse the state’s mega-billion transport master plan (PTMP), saying more consultation and transparency are needed in the massive deal. The NGOs, including Aliran and the Penang Heritage Trust, issued a joint statement giving Penangites nine major reasons why “the people of Penang should not be […]
Let me be very clear as to my motives here just so there is no ambiguity on my position. I would like no less than to drive a sharp stake through the dark heart of this egregiously unsustainable transport concept once and for all, so that we can concentrate our limited resources on approaches that […]
Draft introduction: Welcome to a collaborative thinking exercise inviting any and all who may have some questions about the focus, the vision and in the end the quality of future mobility services as being proposed and aggressively pushed by the state government of Penang. The central instrument for this group investigative process is a group of poster illustrations which […]
“On-Street Parking Management” 2016-04-05 How to overcome problems arising from unmanaged and illegal parking and how to design and install effective On-Street Parking management? This toolkit from the SUTP will help you design safer streets and may support creating a more efficient street use. The document provides an overview of the different approaches to on-street parking […]
#BetterPenang CAT (Citizen Action Technology) is a community owned platform allows users to post complaints and ideas to make Penang a better place for everyone. This app is based on the idea that a democracy can only work if everyone plays a role. As such better Penang is a community-driven effort, it will only work […]
HOW FAR WILL CAR-FREE SUNDAYS TAKE US ON THE ROAD TO BEING ‘CAR-LITE’?
Looking for documents which will allow us to better understand the vision of state and local government for the future of Penang. Long and short term. Both in general for the economy and land use, and for mobility, life quality and equity. We are collecting and filing all identified reports and articles in our open […]