STREETLIFE
Nuances of Urban Density
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
In its simplest term, we call it a highway. But all over the world, it goes by other names – interstate, autobahn, expressway, etc.
Nuances of Urban Density
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Anybody who has remotely read about or worked on the concept of land use or zoning will readily remember the traditional colors used in maps - yellows for residential uses, reds for retail and commercial, purple...
Nuances of urban density
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In creating living spaces, contemporary thinking has always been to have as much free and open space as possible.
Nuances of urban density
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, we started off on the discussions on this matter with a realization that the number of floors above ground a city is built, on the average, will affect its area, and the average distance (and time spent)...
Nuances of urban density - Part 1
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
When I was 51, I visited the US for the first time. My first impression of the first few cities I visited was one of inefficiency – in terms of movement and time, brought about by the kind of landscape, or...
The fear of abolishing parking minimums
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
To this date, most countries in the world have parking minimums in their building codes and most cities will also have the same in their zoning ordinances.
The God of your fathers
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
This year will pass, ushering in the new year the next day.
The greatest life
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a quote attributed to Mark Twain which goes, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
Parking minimums
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
It is not yet widely known, especially in Philippine cities, and I doubt if there is already a city in the country which is seriously reviewing the concept of Parking Minimums.
Parking minimums
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week we started on “parking minimums,” demanded from all building owners or property developers before a “permit” is given for them to start.
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
First, it’s the issue on whether parking laws (and fees) may constitute selective class legislation (Part 1).
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In our last write-up, we zeroed in on private car use, and estimated that we typically use cars only about 5% of the time, that is, the time driving from home to work (and back in the evening) out of the whole 24...
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we started our analysis on that thing called “parking,” commenting on whether it is good or proper policy to regulate off-street parking fees (or worse, making it free), suggesting it might...
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 29, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s an interesting piece of news that cropped up over the weekend, about the Cebu City Council wanting to “monitor off-street pay parking.”
Longing for Christmas – Part 1
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s that time of the year again. Some may say not yet, but that just depends on one’s perspective, doesn’t it?
Cutting trees
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
At the outset, allow me to state that I support the advocacy and intention of our friend Atty. Benjamin Cabrido when he asked the court to issue a Writ of Kalikasan, to stop the DPWH and the DENR from cutting trees....
Roundabouts
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
If there’s anything I liked in last week’s news, it’s the one about roundabouts, in a theoretical and academic way.
The Streetlight Effect
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, we introduced a concept called “The Streetlight Effect.”
This thing against bicycles
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Promoting the use of bicycles for transportation is a continuing struggle.
The Streetlight Effect
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
“A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost.
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