Archive for July, 2012

What I’m Researching

What I’m Researching

Brisbane City Council aims to have one in five trips taken by bike or on foot by 2030. To help achieve this goal, they initiated CityCycle, a bicycle share program, in October 2010. Bike share programs allow users to rent…

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Hoa and I traded our climbing shoes for beach towels this weekend. Hoa’s buddies Claudio & Giulia joined us for our visit to Currumbin, a quiet beach south of Surfer’s Paradise. The next day, Hoa & I went to Springbrook…

Connect Cascade Locks Plan Adopted

Connect Cascade Locks Plan Adopted

The plan my colleagues and I spent the first six months of 2012 developing was adopted by the Cascade Locks Port Commission this week. The purpose of Connect Cascade Locks is to increase the economic development prospects of Cascade Locks through…

Climbing at the Blackall Mountains

Climbing at the Blackall Mountains

James, Hoa, Amin, and I spent the weekend sport climbing in the Blackall Mountains. Finding the crag can be tricky, so James provided me with a handy map. The first climb I did was a lead up Minotaur, an overhang beginning in…

Presentation to Kippa-Ring

Presentation to Kippa-Ring

I presented to my host club of Kippa-Ring on Wednesday night. I spoke about Knoxville, Portland, and my research at the University of Queensland. Club President Lorraine Jeffery and the rest of the club gave me a warm welcome.

Trip Report: Ascent of Mt. Tibrogargan

Trip Report: Ascent of Mt. Tibrogargan

My climbing partner and I did a seven pitch, 200m climb today up Mt. Tibrogargan, a trachyte crag in the Glass House Mountains.     The route we took was called “Blabbermouth.” It goes up the right side of the…

Current Loves

Current Loves

Book: Geek Love (Katherine Dunn) Magazine: Smith Journal Blog: Wood & Faulk Food: Pear polenta muffin at Davies Park Market Album: Oshin (DIIV)  

A Stroll Through the Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens

A Stroll Through the Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens

[The tropical forest] encourages among its settlers a healthy respect for and harmony with the natural environment, equality among beings, and an evident lack of hierarchy. The forest is compact with diverse flora and fauna which translates into high tolerance…

Space

Space

I began researching bicycling and pedestrian planning at the University of Queensland this week. I’m working with Dr. Derlie Mateo-Babiano. In one of her journal articles, she wrote, “Westerners perceive space as a distance between objects, implying that the in-between…