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Recent active users[edit source]

30 days of edits

Backing up key pages[edit source]

I'd like to back up some key pages I've made contributions towards offline. User:Chriswaterguy reckons it can be done ... now need to figure out how.

Pat, not sure if it helps at all, but I've seen various software (such as zim) that runs a 'wiki' on a desktop computer. It might then be possible to just export the pages you want and then view them on a pc for backing-up purposes. I'm not sure how well this works, but it might do what you want it to do. Joeturner 03:32, 21 May 2013 (PDT)

Ah, thanks Joe. Well, I actually find the Book functionality really cool - it could be useful for others rather than me I imagine. I did find that on the page of the saved book there is an "Open in Book Creator" button which is useful as well. --PatSunter 03:38, 21 May 2013 (PDT)

Links to useful discussions at Village Pump and others re Appropedia history, missions, plans[edit source]

Welcome![edit source]

Hi Pat, good to have you here. Hope you have a good experience here and find Appropedia useful, personally and for your transport project, and we look forward to learning from you.

Let me know if you have questions or feedback or need any help. --Chriswaterguy 16:52, 8 October 2012 (PDT)

Thanks[edit source]

Hi Pat,

Thanks for your great contributions here. I agree with your sentiment at Sustainable transport. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. --Lonny 01:50, 14 November 2012 (PST)

Thinking about Appropedia and a Cities Portal[edit source]

I guess this is a 2-part post and suggestion for response:

  • (A) An initial proposal for "Cities" or an equivalent (e.g. Sustainable Cities) to be in the left sidebar of "Areas" on the Appropedia site.
  • (B) An effort to clarify the hierarchy of pages in that area that already exist.

Starting with (A) ... I think the case for this is the much-quoted statistic that in the last couple of years demographers think that > 50% of the global population would be urbanised (

I realise a focus on Cities is a fair way from much of the historic focus of the Appropriate Technology movement on rural communities. But I suggest given the above, a holistic approach to Appropriate Development and Sustainability globally should take cities as one of the major starting points and focus areas. Note, I'm not suggesting Appropedia should be Pro cities - in fact I agree that in many cases putting effort to improving the quality of life & sustainability of rural and village residents is important to slow urbanisation and support traditional cultures etc. BUT cities will continue existing, and in both the developed & developing world there's pressing needs for more sustainable & appropriate approaches to provision of life's needs & goals in urban regions.

I see there is already "Construction" in the list, but I think "Cities" as a category would emphasise more holistic integration of this with some other categories - e.g. transport, social life, community planning approaches in more urban settlements.

Which brings me to (B), relevant pages.

I notice that currently redirects to the "Built environment" page, which also has its own category.

Then there is the high-level page "Sustainable cities", which also has a Category, and "Sustainable city living", which doesn't have a category but has a (nicely done) Portal page.

I think its worthwhile clarifying the relationship between these pages and possibly re-factoring ... e.g. perhaps a new Cities top-level Portal and category, closely linked to the Sustainable cities page.

Does anyone have any opinions/views on all of this?

I guess one of my rationales is not just a wish to organised current info better, but make it more appealing for other people worldwide working on sustainable cities / urban design to get involved, if the landscape of pages better matches how people are educated in urban planning & urban design schools.

--PatSunter 00:59, 21 May 2013 (PDT)

Links to interesting pages about Appropedia's role, future directions, etc[edit source]

I made some comments recently on Appropedia:Strategic planning/Strategic plan 2013-2014, see the talk page.

Links to nice example pages/categories of using Appropedia in a university course (Service Learning)[edit source]

Table of New Pages, Users etc[edit source]

(Copied from proposed Appropedia:Contributors' homepage).

Newest Articlesmore Newest Talk pagesmore Newest User Pagesmore Newest Categoriesmore
  1. Resources for community involvement
  2. Ecological restoration
  3. Literature Review: Self-Ballasted OS Roof PV Rack from Waste Plastic
  4. Solar Energy Harvest: Addressing its challenges
  5. Ecological restoration UK
  6. Instructions to Build Instrument Substitutes
  7. Building an Advanced Simulator
  8. Pre-operative Interventions
  9. Vacuum fibre optic feedthrough
  10. California community action resources
  11. Illinois
  12. Colostomy in newborns
  13. Washington DC
  14. US climate news
  15. Kent community action resources
  16. Patient Movement Using Log Roll Quiz
  17. Physiology of Blood Pressure
  18. Back Assessment Quiz
  19. Seattle
  20. Washington
  1. Talk:Solar hot water
  2. Talk:ETALO Bone Drilling Module
  3. Talk:Hexayurt Plywood
  4. Talk:Octayurt
  5. Talk:Hexayurt Safety Information
  6. Talk:Camp Danger Hexayurt Hinge Technique
Newest Category talk pagesmore
  1. Category talk:CASwiki group members
  2. Category talk:Fly control
Newest Appropedia talk pagesmore
  1. Appropedia talk:Content volunteers/Tour
  2. Appropedia talk:AT Sourcebook/Charcoal Making for Small Scale Enterprises
Newest User talk pagesmore
  1. User talk:Carlosia
  2. User talk:Re-Usa Ordiri Textil
  1. User:Arash
  2. User:Shayanrahimi
  3. User:Ridma Kaveendra
  4. User:Mk79
  5. User:AnjuthaSelvaraj
  6. User:Nima Asgari
  7. User:Hannah-Kalantary
  8. User:Aero
  9. User:Re-Usa Ordiri Textil
  10. User:Emilio/firstImage.js
  11. User:Chaojifenbao
  12. User:DJ'S EMS STUDIES/sandbox
  13. User:Maya Branch
  14. User:Jcg13
  15. User:Chloebb
  16. User:Queso
  17. User:Jriv15
  18. User:Jamesvontersch
  19. User:Rose
  20. User:Charlesricci1
  1. Category:Indexed pages
  2. Category:Subtemplates
  3. Category:Medical Makers
  4. Category:Documentation templates
  5. Category:Sidebar templates
  6. Category:Oxfordshire
  7. Category:Device
  8. Category:Project
  9. Category:Navbox templates
  10. Category:Template style pages
  11. Category:Category needed
  12. Category:Agrivoltaics
  13. Category:AI
  14. Category:CASwiki group members
  15. Category:CASwiki articles needing files
  16. Category:Pages needing to be expanded
  17. Category:Fly control
  18. Category:Articles for review
  19. Category:Copyright issues
  20. Category:Outdated pages

TODO: document proposed 'public transport informatics' initiative?[edit source]

To keep track of discussions with User:Aaron and others on this? --PatSunter (talk) 23:22, 14 March 2014 (PDT)

re Hi and Open CO2 project[edit source]

Hi Pat, thanks very much for making contact, the links to some of your articles and expression of interest in Open CO2 type stuff. I'm currently ploughing through getting SCA location type pages ported (nearly got halfway, but still over 150 to go!) but will eventually get onto some SCA topic articles which will include some on transport and I'll be sure to let you know as and when I do. Thanks again for saying Hi and best wishes for all your brilliant transport related work. Philralph (talk) 02:00, 15 March 2014 (PDT)