Some weekend reading

A painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke with a laptop added

(Photo: Mike Licht)

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on families, community engagement or environmental sustainability, but not necessarily.


Inside your teenager’s scary brain by Tamsin McMahon via Maclean’s – An overview of research showing the potential and vulnerability of teenagers’ brain development.

Leave isn’t enough to change fathers’ role in caring for kids by Richard Fletcher via the Conversation – an article by one of my colleagues from the Family Action Centre.

Community engagement

Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet by Amanda Hess via Pacific Standard – responding to threats and harassment in the life of female bloggers and online journalists.

Community organising aims to win back civil society’s rightful place by Amanda Tattersall via The Conversation – the experience of the Sydney Alliance.


How Bogota creates social equality through sustainable transit by Laurie Guevara-Stone via GreenBiz – the introduction of a more sustainable transport system in Columbia’s capital.

Falling battery prices boost outlook for electric vehicles by Björn Nykvist and Måns Nilsson via Responding to Climate Change – exploring the falling costs and the crucial role of policy for electric vehicles.

One from my vaults

The importance of gatekeepers.

Please let me know of anything you think is worth posting.

If you liked this post you might want to follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. What’s your parenting style?
  3. A Nissan Leaf for Christmas!
  4. Childhood trauma and brain development
  5. A great 1 minute video of fathers and their kids

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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