Posts Tagged ‘Towards Carfree Cities IX


Strung out and on a train

I don’t really have a point with this post, as usual I have nothing to say, but I’ve just got back from the “Towards Carfree Cities IX” conference in York and it might be worthwhile writing a few lines about my experiences. This has been one of the most intensive weeks in my life and I arrive back in Sweden with at least twice as many unanswered questions as I left with. This, if nothing else, is proof that I must have learnt something.

Psycho geography is probably the hook that got me really hooked, how do we experience the world around us? And can a better understanding of how people experience their/our built environment be useful when thinking about the built environment. Expect more on this subject when I’ve had time to digest it a bit.

But strung out after all the conference sessions is wot I am and although I’m back in good old Sverige I am also sitting on another train. On my way to the next jippo, Almedalen on the island of Gotland. Every year at the beginning of July Sweden’s political elite, politicians, lobbyists and NGOs gather for a bit of a mingle in the medieval Hansa town of Visby. A small reassurance is that there is probably chance to rest later. Ha Ha! At least there should be a bit of fancy and free food kicking about, freeganism rules!

Just to round off my latest mad project has got funding, this means that I am now officially “a bit of a MONGO*”

*MONGO- My Own Non-Government Organisation

On the train to Stockholm 3 July 2010


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