I've just accepted a six-month part-time assignment at Vancouver's transit agency TransLink, to help them with a range of policy and planning issues. So I'm getting ready to relocate from Sydney to Vancouver. (As always, you can track my movements under the photo in the next column.)
My assignment at TransLink will be only 60% of fulltime, so I will continue to work part-time through MRCagney, including several projects for clients in Australia/New Zealand.
As always I'm available to provide services on any of the range of issues that this blog covers, including both consulting services and speaking engagements (such as this one). If I can be useful to your transit agency or consultancy, let's talk. From April to at least October 2011, travel costs can be figured from a Vancouver base, so North American clients will no longer need to bear costs of bringing me from Australia.
Australia is very hard to leave, but I look forward to being back in Vancouver, working on one of North America's most livable urban areas.
At this stage, I have no clear plan beyond October 2011. I might return to Australia, or I might settle back in the Northwest or California. It depends on where it seems I can be most useful. One clear possibility is to establish a small west coast consulting firm (or join an existing one while it's still small). But for now, I'm open, and enjoying that.