Tagged: urban

The ‘greatest pandemic in history’ was 100 years ago – but many of us still get the basic facts wrong - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 16, 2018

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918. Between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died, representing as much as 5 percent of the world’s population. Half a billion people were … Read More

Cats can’t kill it, if it is not there - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Dec 13, 2013

For cats to be a “beneficial urban predator” they must largely kill the exotic predators and competitors of native animals. Dr. John Flux believes his 17-year record of the prey one cat brought to him [1] proves that cats are good for native wildlife in cities. His belief featured prominently in the media to … Read More

Dr. Flux’s cat misleads us - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Nov 18, 2013

Our cats bring us only a fraction, less than half, of their prey and we are less likely to see the small, more palatable prey, like small reptiles and nestlings (Source: www.kittycat.co.za). Cats are a “beneficial urban predator” according to Dr. John Flux and his conclusion featured prominently in the media to have a … Read More

Pipes, ponds and beyond: Measuring and managing urban stormwater quality - Waiology

Waiology Oct 21, 2013

By Jonathan Moores and Jenni Gadd In keeping with urban areas throughout the world, New Zealand’s cities were established next to streams, rivers, lakes and harbours. As well as water supply, these waterways provided for transport, trade and recreation. Paradoxically, however, there is substantial evidence that urban development is harming these very same waterbodies. Parts of Auckland’s harbours, for … Read More

WANTED – for grandest wildlife experiment ever… - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jun 07, 2013

Back by popular demand… In response to requests after my previous post “Cats indoors Karori… Killing Fields Kelburn”, and yesterdays article by Matt Stewart in the Dominion Post, I have devised the following 5 question survey… Click here to take survey to find out how people would like to be involved in New Zealand’s grandest … Read More

Animating Auckland’s public transport network – Take Two - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Aug 04, 2011

In late January I created an animation of Auckland’s public transport network with data from the MAXX Auckland transport Google transit feed. As I noted in the post, there were several issues with the video. I carved out a little time this week to revise the animation and I am happy with the progress. The new video … Read More

An animated map of Auckland’s public transport network - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Jan 20, 2011

I grew up in Auckland and spent many years using the city’s public transport system to get from place to place. While sitting on a bus, I sometimes wondered what the transportation network would look like if we could see the movements of the individual vehicles from the air. I would try to visualise the aggregate trajectories as each vehicle … Read More