Author Archives: Karen Quinn Fung

Afterwords #7: Technologies adding options for getting around

Afterwords consists of footnotes, references and outtakes from my column contributions published in Metro News Vancouver. Read my February 24, 2015 column Transit innovations that matter allow us to live without cars, or with them, but in a new way over at Metro News Vancouver. This week’s columns is one of my favourite topics to […]

Afterwords #6: Double Standards in Transportation Discussions

Afterwords consists of footnotes, references and outtakes from my column contributions published in Metro News Vancouver. Read my February 17, 2015 column How the free crossing at Port Mann Bridge is costing all of us over at Metro News Vancouver. First things first — I’m not sure what’s going on with that headline. Update: It […]

Afterwords #4: Improving walkability for a healthier region

Afterwords consists of footnotes, references and outtakes from my column contributions published in Metro News Vancouver. Read my February 3, 2015 column Congestion Improvement Sales Tax a chance to rediscover walking over at Metro News Vancouver. I was excited to hear the news when Dr. Patricia Daly announced support for a yes vote in the […]

Afterwords #3: Stepping up with some referendum talk

Afterwords consists of footnotes, references and outtakes from my column contributions published in Metro News Vancouver. Read my January 27, 2015 column Why You Should Vote Yes on the Congestion Improvement Tax over at Metro News Vancouver. Unlike the previous two columns, I wrote this one in relative isolation. It shows in two ways — […]

Afterwords #2: More on Car-free Families

Afterwords consists of footnotes, references and outtakes from columns published in Metro News Vancouver. I’m considering incorporating these notes as best I can into the version of each column that I post to Medium. Speaking of which — if you enjoyed this piece, please consider giving it a recommendation on Medium. This piece was a […]

My first column contribution for Metro News Vancouver

Quick post to mark the occasion of the publication of my first column for the Vancouver edition of the daily Metro News newspaper yesterday. I will be contributing an article for the weekly column on the topic of transit, walking and cycling; it appears on Tuesdays. I’m very excited at getting to share my experiences […]

Policies on real-time ride-sharing and taxi-hailing: City of Vancouver to study Uber

I was interviewed yesterday by CBC Radio’s Michelle Eliot for her story on Uber making a comeback in Vancouver. It was timely, as I had just talking about Uber with a friend the week before that was prompting me re-consider my thoughts on it, which I blogged previously in 2012 (check out those posts here […]

Introduction to Open Data: video lecture for Technicity technology for urban planning course

I was asked by Jennifer Evans-Cowley and Tom Sanchez, the instructors of the Technicity online course on the future of technology and cities, to contribute a 15 minute video lecture on the topic of Open Data. The course formally starts on February 26th, in a couple days. My video will be incorporated into their materials […]

Presentations and new website forthcoming!

I am currently in the midst of overhauling this website to be more of a portfolio in addition to featuring my blog writing (which I am also figuring out how to do more of). In the meantime, here are some links to things that may be of interest: I’ll be speaking at the BCLA Connect […]

Almost into June: FCM, NetSquaredCamp 2013, and my podcast!

This weekend, the intrepid organizers behind the NetTuesday Vancouver meetup are holding NetSquaredCamp. I attended the one in 2012, as well as one way back in 2010, and rather enjoyed it. I’ve yet to identify what precisely I want to get out of the event this year, since I’m in the middle of bit of […]