User talk:PatSunter

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Appropedia working page helpers etc[edit source]

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Page Discussions I've contributed to[edit source]

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 (http://web.archive.org/web/20090209221745/http://www.iht.com:80/articles/ap/2008/02/26/news/UN-GEN-UN-Growing-Cities.php).

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 https://www.appropedia.org/Cities 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
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  3. Drink Water To Keep Your Veins Healthy
  4. Is HIIT Effective For Muscle Strength and Fat Loss?
  5. What Are The Services Best Spine Center Offers?
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  8. Germany news
  9. Pulleys
  10. L3999 Fall2017
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  12. Basic Tent Stake
  13. Módulo I UES
  14. Manejo y uso del microscopio
  15. Barbijos o máscaras sociales
  16. Embroidered Electrical Resistor Generation
  17. Fashion Revolution Argentina
  18. Sustancias Tóxicas en los Textiles
  19. Detecting Covert Legal Killing to Stop A New Approach to Terrorist Intention
  20. APSC100-Project153
  1. Talk:"alexander technique"
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  3. Talk:FiltAirs DIY air filter
  4. Talk:Climate news 2009-16
  5. Talk:World Shelters Titanium Sun Shield
  6. Talk:Maquina por crear los bloques de suelo estabilizado que se entrelazan
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  1. Category talk:Forest gardens
  2. Category talk:Beyond dams
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  1. Appropedia talk:Toolbox
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  1. User talk:Christine33
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  1. Category:Community research
  2. Category:OpenClimate
  3. Category:Directorio triple impacto
  4. Category:Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)
  5. Category:Unnecessary templates
  6. Category:Directorio de Moda Sostenible
  7. Category:Directorio de marcas de suprareciclaje
  8. Category:GSTC12
  9. Category:GSTC11
  10. Category:GSTC10
  11. Category:GSTC9
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  15. Category:GSTC4
  16. Category:GSTC3
  17. Category:GSTC2
  18. Category:London resources
  19. Category:Directorio de Marcas de Suprareciclaje
  20. Category:Comunidad SUPRA

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)

https://www.appropedia.org/Appropedia:Content_Initiatives/Proposals

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)