Daily Archives: August 22, 2010

‘Neighbourhood revival starts with a new public library’

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@five15design @koFliss @IBA52 @10PARK http://is.gd/evTVH good wee article by @gelatobaby #SouthDunedinPrompts http://www.fastcodesign.com is a must read

Thanks to Paul Le Comte @five15design for the reference lead via Twitter

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Urban migration… don’t say decay

@restorm Urban restoration is the best solution to urban decay. http://bit.ly/chIzyc

Urban Restoration
The direct solution of urban decay is urban restoration. Others call it urban renewal. This does not only cover the restoration of structures of trade and commerce but also the ecological interconnectedness of an urban place to its people.

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Why NOT…. the STV voting system

The following was posted as a comment on the Hope you’re right, Professor Hayward thread. However, WordPress autoformatting interfered with the original formatting of Calvin and Jeremy’s submission. Their paper is included here as a PDF file, showing the tables and formulas.

Calvin says:

In case anyone is remotely interested in the outcome of the forthcoming election, I felt it timely to revisit mine and Jeremy Belcher’s submission to the Electoral Commission after the 2004 event. It was an attempt to highlight the flaws in the ‘Meeks NZ STV’ system as adopted. In the event it failed. Now that we are faced with an eleven candidate outcome, I am convinced that any result relative to the wish of the people will be purely coincidental. However, if, as Mike Stk has said, I am on the wrong track then so be it.

Submission to the Electoral Review Committee (PDF)
STV: Meeks (NZ) – A Flawed Method For Use In Democratic Elections
By JM Belcher & CR Oaten
20 February 2005

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