Bicycle: The Apex of Energy Efficiency

Cycling is the most energy-efficient form of transport ever used by humans, requiring between one third to one half of the energy required for walking the same distance.  Which transport is the fairest of them all? – The Conversation  The book Bicycling Science (published by MIT press) shows that in ideal conditions (mild temperature, low … More Bicycle: The Apex of Energy Efficiency

On Becoming Canadian

On November 9th, 2021 I was granted my Canadian citizenship. This is the closure of a cycle that started nine years ago. A big milestone for me. Even though the ceremony was virtual, I wanted it to be a meaningful experience and I reflected on what it means to be Canadian and what are the … More On Becoming Canadian

Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Governance

What do urban governance and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) have in common? How does it impact citizen engagement and city building? Those were some of the questions I had in mind when I was invited to give a guest lecture in the Governance Leadership & Ethics (GLE) course at Huron University. GLE goal is … More Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Governance

A shared understanding of the city

Collaboration and mutual understanding have always been key components of a thriving society. During uncertain and fast-pace changing times like today it is even more important to bring together different worldviews to learn from each other and co-create the city we want. According to the Integral City framework, there are four voices: Citizen (the conformity … More A shared understanding of the city