It’s amazing how creative ideas, people and trends can completely transform local economies and even improve social cohesion within a community. Helping the arts and new ideas to prosper can – arguably, of course – have an even greater impact on government policies and other top-down community-building programmes. Local governments often seek out consultants to guide them on what’s best […]Read more "Investing in the creative: Malaga, Spain"
Cities across the world are seeing a dramatic increase in cycling. Is this a short lived fad, or are we witnessing the start of a revolution in urban transport? The rise of the car in the 50s and 60s completely transformed cities – first across the USA, and then the world. Once centred around walkable […]Read more "Bicycle Revolution or Urban Fad?"
London is experiencing a major housing shortage and the development debate is once again on the political agenda. Contemporary political conversations tend to avoid reflections on the past and in doing so, decisions today don’t necessarily consider important historical lessons. Often criticised for being ugly, isolating, anti-social confines, the following is a reminder of – not what London’s […]Read more "The London Estate"
An interesting guy called Kasper Peek contacted me over the net recently to check out his stuff. Looking through his links, I was immediately impressed with what he was getting up to. Now raising funds on Kickstarter to kick off the brand KP Cykler – I had to spread the word! In addition to beautiful aesthetics, his bicycles have incorporated the […]Read more "KP Cykler: clever + beautiful bicycles"
Sometimes when I’m walking home from work I decide to take the long route so that I can walk through a rad little tunnel in Shoreditch. There are usually interesting people cruising around and some good graffiti to look at. One night last week, the light was looking particularly good so I decided to grab […]Read more "Meet Mikey from Shoreditch"
One of the greatest things about living in a city like London is the ability to connect with just about anyone, anything, at any time. Last week I left work on a Friday afternoon and found myself in the midst of a protest outside the Japanese embassy. The Taiji Protests focus on two issues: the slaughtering […]Read more "The right to protest: Taiji, Mayfair"
There are tonnes of really good timelapse edits floating around on the internet at the moment. But this one by Rob Whitworth is on another level altogether. I’m guessing he got a bit of help from the UAE government to fund the production as the quality is amazing. I’ve got to say though, having been to the city, […]Read more "Dubai Timelapse"