Urbanism / Architecture / Sustainability / Creative Cities

Social liberalism, cultural diversity… dancing and beer! London should be proud of Notting Hill Carnival

I was so psyched to head to Notting Hill Carnival the first time a couple of years ago. Coming from an Australian city (which tend to be pretty damn conservative), seeing thousands … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Path dependency and bicycle urbanism in London

Everyday I’m riding my bike, all I can think is how cities could be so much better: not just for people on two wheels, but for everyone. By getting more people … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

Imitate to Innovate: Vitoria-Gasteiz Shows How Cities can Address 21st Century Challenges

A few weeks ago I had the chance to travel down to Vitoria-Gasteiz with the European Commission, and in collaboration with the German NGO for sustainability, Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD). Basically, the idea was … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Intro to #LDNbuskingsessions

Over the past few years living in London, it’s become more and more common for me to stop and watch the amazing buskers lining the hectic city streets. No matter how busy I … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Copenhagenize Bicycle Index 2015: the winners and the losers

Ok, so maybe some people have no idea what I’m talking about. But for those who are into the whole bikes and urbanism thing know exactly what I’m on about…. Every year … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Investing in the creative: Malaga, Spain

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 … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bicycle Revolution or Urban Fad?

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 … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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