Several things have been keeping me busy this winter. I’m right in the middle of doing an academic case study examining a successful civic journalism project. I have also been re-working all of my classes — something that is regularly necessary, especially as I notice generational changes in students. Further, I have been busy re-thinking Carbon Trace in light of many developments in my life, including moving toward a national focus in bicycle advocacy and a desire to place that advocacy in a broader context.
Today I announce the re-launch of Carbon Trace set for 15 April. The focus of this blog will change. Bicycling will remain an important topic within a broader context of urban life — especially in small to mid-sized cities.
Carbon Trace will become a driving force in a book project that I will announce later this summer.
Some changes you will see soon:
- I will cut back on many of the bicycling links on the sidebar and add others that fit the new context.
- More specific reporting of urban issues.
- More multimedia features.
- More personal narratives (from various sources) about urban life.
The bicycling stuff isn’t going away. Again, it will simply be wrapped in a bigger context.
A special plea to all my long-time readers: I will need your help with my book project. Crowd sourcing will be playing an important role. As I reveal the nature of the project, please pick up any ball that looks interesting to you and run with it 🙂
[As for Rhetorica: I will announce the re-launch of that blog later this spring. Its new project will be related. There is, after all, a rhetoric to everything 🙂 ]