Rethinking the creative class – towards creative resistance (Dilettante Army)

It’s no underestimation to say that creativity as an industry has transformed our economies and society in the West, particularly the cities. In the UK yearly revenue stands…

Could the Sanctuary Cities movement take off in the UK? (CityMetric)

Nowhere could an anti-immigration campaign seem to so utterly lack logic than in America. After all, the country’s white population are immigrants themselves, building a society through plunder and…

How busy parents can overcome transport challenges (InMotion Magazine)

Ask any parent about the transport challenges they face when getting around with their children, and the response is pretty much always the same. It’s stressful, particularly when…

Will 2017 be the year of personalised travel? [InMotion Magazine]

Innovators are beginning to understand that personalised travel – delivering extremely focused mobility solutions – is the way forward when it comes to future transport, and that providing…

Radical love: Female lust – a Review [Wivenhoe Creatives]

Last week I returned to my former home – London – to see Radical Love: Female Lust, a celebration of over a millennium of women’s poetic reflections on…

From William Morris’ Walthamstow, to John Ball’s Colchester: how placemakers are co-opting the dead (CityMetric)

Heritage has long been a hot topic in the UK, expressed both in the love for old buildings and in the business of regeneration. Less attention has been…

The shape of things to come: Experts on future transport in 2017 [InMotion Magazine]

2016 was a breakthrough year for future transport and mobility. Among many other developments, car giants embraced new approaches to movement, magazines expanded their editorial remit to factor…

Debtonating debt (E List)

My interview with Dan Edelstyn and Hilary Powell is on p.16-7.

Garden villages and groundhog days (Interurban Lines)

Garden villages or settlements are the latest wheeze by government aiming to solve the ‘housing crisis’. There have been six approved already; fourteen more announced this week, and…

The gender pay gap [Sociological Imagination]

In the last half-century, advanced industrial nations have seen immense changes in the position of women in society. They have caught up or overtaken boys in educational achievement….