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Scooter Media Brief: The Dawn of the Age of Scooters

by James Brasuell from Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education blogs  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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Electric scooter rentals will never be new again.

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On Different Ways to See a Place

by Charles R. Wolfe from Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education blogs  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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Looking forward to 2019, Chuck Wolfe reflects on how time living in London—and exposure to many other places during 2018— has highlighted how the physical shell of the old often frames today's sociocultural realities around the world.

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Transportation 2019—Looking Back, Looking Ahead

by Steven Polzin from Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education blogs  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.

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Toward More Comprehensive Multi-Modal Transport Planning

by Todd Litman from Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education blogs  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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Transportation planning is undergoing a paradigm shift. The new paradigm is more multi-modal and comprehensive, and so can better respond to changing travel demands and emerging community needs.

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Yes, There Are Still Carless Poor

by Michael Lewyn from Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education blogs  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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Despite the decline in gas prices, cars are still a luxury for many low-income Americans, and low-income zip codes still tend to have low car ownership rates.

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Haynes Shed Manual update

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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Readers have been asking about the progress of the Haynes Shed Manual which I am co-authoring with John Coupe from www.secrets-of-shed-building.com . I'm pleased to say that it's now gone through the copyediting stage and we will be looking at the proofs over Christmas and New Year (as will another proofreader). The cover has not been fully confirmed but we're pretty close to it and will look tremendous. It all goes back to the publishers the second week of January and then we're looking at a spring publication date. Many thanks to everybody who's enquired (and of course to those who have helped us get this far). ------------------------------------------------------- Friday posts are sponsored by Warwick Buildings , manufacturers of outstanding quality timber buildings. Click here for more information.

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Is your New Year's Resolution to become a shedworker?

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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If so, and you are thinking of going down the self-build path, then here is an inspiration 'how to' from Iain Poulson . He explains why he chose the garden office solution: Back in 2017 we were expecting our second child, and being a remote worker using the spare bedroom as an office, where I would work after her arrival posed a problem. I love working from home – no commute, no annoying office folks and politics, the ability to see more of my family. However, having a designated space where I can work relatively uninterrupted was no longer possible. I didn’t want to use coffee shops or rent a desk at a managed office, as that would mean losing the benefits I enjoy, and with moving house not really a viable quick fix, we decided to make use of a disused space in the garden and go down the increasingly popular route of building an office in the garden. In the post he gives a brief talk-through of the whole process. Well worth a read. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces , suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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Molly Oldfield: shedworker

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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My husband just sent me this! This is where I wrote my first book The Secret Museum, in an amazing writing shed we designed b/c I wanted to be outside and be a bit like @roald_dahl it was 3m x 3m with a grass roof the squirrels & cats loved 🌳🌳🌳 #thesecretmuseum #memorylane pic.twitter.com/R2SCCR8pDI — Molly Oldfield (@mollyoldfield) January 4, 2019 Podcaster, QI Elf, and author (The Secret Museum, Wonders of the World's Museums) Molly Oldfield is also a shedworker as she revealed recently on social media. ------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .

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Garden office makeover

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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Interior designer Simone Olivia is also a shedworker and recently buffed up her garden office with help from the folk at Valspar paint. "I wanted to brighten the garden office up again," she says, "as I had decided to paint it a dark blue before but felt a lighter calming colour suited the space much more. I chose to go with the rather lovely soft 'Sling your 'ook'." View this post on Instagram It’s my second day back at work so I thought I’d share my garden office makeover. I chose freshen it up with a lick of @valsparpaintuk. I selected a milky nude tone called ‘Sling your ‘ook’. It’s the perfect shade to create a warm, calm space to work in. Now I just need summer to arrive so I can open the doors and really enjoy the space! A post shared by S I M O N E O L I V I A (@simone_olivia_) on Jan 4, 2019 at 3:17am PST ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces , suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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Off the Grid by Dominic Bradbury

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 12, 2019 02:07 AM
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One for your bookshelves when it comes out in March, Off the Grid: Houses for Escape is by architecture and design writer Dominic Bradbury and published by Thames & Hudson [disclaimer T&H have published a couple of my books]. Here's what they say about it: The imperative to reduce our carbon footprint and focus on renewable energy is having a profound impact on our daily lives and the way we think about living spaces. Surveying some of the world’s most innovative off-grid homes, Off the Grid reveals the creative architecture and cutting-edge technologies that are redefining where and how we live—enabling us to escape to some of the most extraordinary and secluded natural environments on the planet. Dominic Bradbury tells the story of how innovative architects have made everyday living in the most wild and remote locations of the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia not only feasible, as all of the homes featured are largely self-sustaining in terms of energy, water, and in some cases food, but also a rewarding and tempting reality. From snowbound cabins in the far Northern Hemisphere to coastal retreats that can only be accessed by boat, this fully illustrated overview explains the diverse ways in which architects are tackling extreme climates, remoteness, and sustainability challenges to enable a new way of life that is both liberating and responsible, wherever on Earth you happen to be. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces , suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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