Things Are Good: Seoul Starts Vertical Farming

Vertical farming is a possible food production solution as suburban sprawl consumes arable land. The new style of farming essentially is a farm in a skyscraper; they have yet to demonstrate commercial value but it’s inevitable that these farms will be normal fixtures in urban centres; Korea wants to be on the leading edge of ...

Autonomy For All: Dedicating Lanes to Transit Speeds Up Cars & Other Seoul Lessons

In a previous post we looked at Seoul’s experience with a free market led surface transit “system.”  Seoul has several other important lessons to teach Toronto though.  From that excellent paper I was citing: Removing car lanes and dedicating them to transit can speed up everyone’s commute: In Seoul’s case this was done with “Bus ...

Autonomy For All: Dedicating Lanes to Transit Speeds Up Cars & Other Seoul Lessons

In a previous post we looked at Seoul’s experience with a free market led surface transit “system.”  Seoul has several other important lessons to teach Toronto though.  From that excellent paper I was citing: Removing car lanes and dedicating them to transit can speed up everyone’s commute: In Seoul’s case this was done with “Bus ...

Autonomy For All: Dedicating Lanes to Transit Speeds Up Cars & Other Seoul Lessons

In a previous post we looked at Seoul’s experience with a free market led surface transit “system.”  Seoul has several other important lessons to teach Toronto though.  From that excellent paper I was citing: Removing car lanes and dedicating them to transit can speed up everyone’s commute: In Seoul’s case this was done with “Bus ...

Autonomy For All: What a Free Market Municipal Transit "System" Looks Like

Former Rob Ford chief of Staff Mark Towhey gained some notoriety in the 2010 mayor’s race for a blog post he wrote prior to joining Ford’s team where he advocated the city simply shut down the TTC and sell off whatever assets that anyone wants to buy.  For anyone familiar with internet libertarians, it is ...

Autonomy For All: What a Free Market Municipal Transit "System" Looks Like

Former Rob Ford chief of Staff Mark Towhey gained some notoriety in the 2010 mayor’s race for a blog post he wrote prior to joining Ford’s team where he advocated the city simply shut down the TTC and sell off whatever assets that anyone wants to buy.  For anyone familiar with internet libertarians, it is ...

Autonomy For All: What a Free Market Municipal Transit "System" Looks Like

Former Rob Ford chief of Staff Mark Towhey gained some notoriety in the 2010 mayor’s race for a blog post he wrote prior to joining Ford’s team where he advocated the city simply shut down the TTC and sell off whatever assets that anyone wants to buy.  For anyone familiar with internet libertarians, it is ...

gay persons of character: South Korea bans under-18s from Lady Gaga concert

How foolish for the South Korea Media Rating Board to ban under-18s from Lady Gaga’s “The Born This Way Ball” concert tour that starts in Seoul on April 27. Does the board actually believe that the under-18s are going to witness anything that they haven’t already seen on television or the Internet? So absurd. Ironically, ...

gay persons of character: South Korea bans under-18s from Lady Gaga concert

How foolish for the South Korea Media Rating Board to ban under-18s from Lady Gaga’s “The Born This Way Ball” concert tour that starts in Seoul on April 27. Does the board actually believe that the under-18s are going to witness anything that they haven’t already seen on television or the Internet? So absurd. Ironically, ...

gay persons of character: South Korea bans under-18s from Lady Gaga concert

How foolish for the South Korea Media Rating Board to ban under-18s from Lady Gaga’s “The Born This Way Ball” concert tour that starts in Seoul on April 27. Does the board actually believe that the under-18s are going to witness anything that they haven’t already seen on television or the Internet? So absurd. Ironically, ...

World Headlines Review: Seoul G20: Perplexing Conclusion, Clear Result

The conclusion of the most recent G20 summit in Seoul last Friday, hailed as a success for political reasons by attending politicians, was punctuated with the following agreed upon statement: “Uneven growth and widening imbalances are fueling the temptation to diverge from global solutions into uncoordinated action… uncoordinated policy actions will only lead to worse ...