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Australia’s arts and culture scene has a bike helmet problem

December 8th, 2010 41 Comments

Image from Gavin Anderson’s Flickr stream. Used under a creative commons license. Australia’s arts and culture scene is in the grip of a bike helmet problem. ARTS? Culture? Bike helmets? Let me backtrack a bit. Apparently the take-up rate for Melbourne’s casual bicycle sharing scheme has been uniquely woeful in the world. Bad. Dismal failure […]

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RN on RN

February 28th, 2009 No Comments

Myself and Kim Bridgland from the Renew Newcastle project were on By Design on Radio National this morning. In a situation that may soon confront many Australian city centers, Newcastle has over a hundred vacant buildings in its two main streets. “Renew Newcastle” is an initiative to rejuvenate the centre of town, not by throwing […]

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