I undertake a fair bit of CPD during my morning commute by listening to podcasts, with the Centre for Cities series a particular favourite. The panel discussions cover issues facing English cities today from a political and economic perspective, such as competitive advantage, productivity, transport, and governance. I find these kinds of issues fascinating as … Continue reading Zonal plans…is the grass greener?
It took London a mere five days into the new year to use up its annual 'allocation' of toxic air days as governed by law. A combination of cold, still air, native pollution, and an alleged blast of toxicity from industrial Germany, have made for a grim start to 2017 for London's human residents. … Continue reading Gasping for Growth
The annual Quality of Life survey by Mercer has placed London - one of the world's most confident, richest, (historically) creative, diverse and educated cities - at no.39 in its list. I'm of the opinion that London's strengths as listed above don't necessarily equate to 'quality of life'. Together they create a place where the … Continue reading We need to talk about London’s pavements.
Some of the big hitters from LDN arch thought talk about canals and 'the city eating itself'
Architecture + Planning in Times of Scarcity Notes from the European Urban Summer School in September 2012 which I contributed to