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Nigel Paul Villarete
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Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Once the principles and policies of transportation planning are based on services rather than infrastructure, the metrics, targets, and measurements would necessarily change, too.
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we said that the answer to this question may best be seen in a country’s (or a city’s) transport policy.
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am
As it happens, I have been in some meetings and discussions about “transportation” in the last few days, mostly about looking forward, somewhere in the future, or more specifically, talking about the...
A new beginning
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Most of us know the story of Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob (whom God later named as Israel), the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham. It was to Abraham that God promised that through his seed, all the nations of...
God became man
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Micah and Isaiah prophesied about the birth of the Jesus, seven centuries before it happened. Joseph and Mary, Zechariah and Elizabeth, Simeon and Anna, the shepherds in the field were touched by his birth, and their...
Anna
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day after his birth, as was enjoined on the patriarch Abraham and his descendants, written down in the books of Moses.
Simeon
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
We always associate Christmas with peace, or at least wish for it, but the times of Jesus’ birth was far from being peaceful.
The prophets of Christmas
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Christmas is a celebration of an event which happened about 2,000 years ago.
My 57th Christmas
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Or so, I think. I can’t remember most of them, though most would have probably been celebrated the same way most of us do today.
Traffic. Again.
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
From what I heard, it was not as bad as last year. Maybe most of the authorities whose jobs were to address traffic congestion learned from the past.
Compact Cities Part 3
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, we presented the case of Atlanta and Barcelona, part of the research of Mr. Alain Bertaud – cities with approximately the same population (1990) but one 20 times larger than the other in area.
Compact cities Part 2: Atlanta and Barcelona
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Whenever the concept of compact cities is discussed, the comparison between Barcelona in Spain and metro Atlanta in Georgia, USA is usually mentioned first.
The concept of jaywalking
by Nigel Paul Villarete - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Our industrious representative of the north district of Cebu City remarked on the article we wrote two weeks ago and told me: “But these pedestrian overpasses are built for the safety of our people.&rdquo...
Land use and transport
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, we wrote about trips -that traffic congestion is caused by their overabundance vis-a-vis the capacities of our roads, and not necessarily by the number of cars.
The hailing apps: Fake news or not?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In Part 1 of this write-up last week, the main question we asked was "do ride-hailing apps address the issue of traffic congestion?"
But how do we know traffic is that bad?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 28, 2016 - 9:00am
That there is a traffic problem in the city is a foregone conclusion.
Uber, Grabtaxi, and other apps
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 1, 2015 - 12:00am
I was lining up in a taxi stand in Ortigas last week, about 30 persons behind the first, trying to be patient as I inch my way up the queue for the last 20 minutes. At 6:30 p.m., taxis come in in trickles as the...
Island-living, in Mactan
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 27, 2014 - 12:00am
One of the advantages of living in Mactan Island is basically that - island-living. Many of us, in our own unguarded moments of trying to forget the hassle and bustle of life, always dream of escaping to some remote...
The race towards wealth
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 6, 2014 - 12:00am
In our earlier column, we read about the good news - that the number of poor people is declining everywhere.
The race toward wealth
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 26, 2014 - 12:00am
Many would be offended if we say we are now living in a materialistic world.
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