Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cycle Space Fully Funded

Just a short blog to congratulate Steve Fleming on getting full funding at Pozible for his new book Cycle Space. If you are new to the project I've pasted info below from the Pozible site:

About the Project

Cycle Space is an exciting new book about the way we can make our cities safer, healthier and more fun to live in. Australian author Steven Fleming explores how to do this by connecting cycling, architecture, design and urban planning. By helping sponsor this book you are helping the efforts of Steven to create better cities for cyclists, and in that way, better cities for all!
About the book:

From New York to Singapore, from Copenhagen to Sydney, from Chicago to Amsterdam, and from São Paolo to Budapest, there is a groundswell of cyclists taking to the streets of major cities. Whether death-defying bike messengers, hipsters with a taste for cycle chic, or commuters simply cycling to work, cycling is viewed as more than just an alternative. It’s practical. It’s cool. It’s green.
In Cycle Space, architecture professor and cycling nut Steven Fleming argues that understanding why people are choosing bikes, is key for discovering the full potential of the bicycle as a transformative force in the design of our cities.
Cycle space is where architecture and urban design can begin to optimise conditions for cycling, and take inspiration from the aesthetics and ethics of cycling as well. It is where cities can begin reducing emissions, commute times, ill-health and sprawl. With portraits of major cities and their cycle secrets, Cycle Space is the first book to view the city through the lens of the bicycle, and offer a new ways of designing better cities.

About the author:
Steven Fleming helped pay his way through architecture school by winning bike races. Dr Fleming is a lecturer at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle. He leads annual architectural study tours around Europe and has competed in over one thousand amateur bike races.

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