Recent talks and projects

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Awards, boards & competition jury memberships

  • Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin. On-going
  • The Creative Footprint, Berlin. On-going
  • Member advisory board: the Helsinki Urban Academy
  • The European Capital of Innovation – iCapital – chairman of the jury 2014 & 2016 [ view ]
  • The N.I.C.E. (New Innovations in the Creative Economy) chairman of the jury 2012-2016 [ view ]
  • The Dutch Creative Residencies, chair international board 2013-2017
  • The Knight Cities Challenge jury member [ view ]
  • Actors for Urban Change jury member [ view ]
  • Eurocities: young professionals views of the future [ view ]
  • Cheltenham Design Festival, board member

Recent books published

  • Psychology & the City: The hidden dimension. With Chris Murray (2017)
  • The Digitized City: Influence & Impact (2016) [ view ]
  • Cities of Ambition (2015) [ view ]
  • The Fragile City & the Risk Nexus with Tom Burke (2014) [ view ]

Projects on-going and forthcoming

Strategic advice on-going

  • Co-curating and moderating the Unesco Creative Cities Network Summit in Ostersund in September 2016
  • The Unesco Creative Cities Network : A survey of the effectiveness of the 116 member network May-September 2016
  • Krakow: Place, Presence & Potential: Harnessing tradition & innovation, on-going
  • Plymouth: A Culture of Curiosity programme ongoing
  • Cultural Thinking as Urban Strategy: Mannheim, on-going
  • Born in Antwerp: A Harbour of Creativity – evaluating the prospects April
  • Big Data & the City of Things: Helsinki Symposium, September and on-going
  • Cultural Thinking as Urban Strategy: Mannheim, on-going
  • Chair NICE Awards – New Innovations in the Creative Economy: ‘Digital Solutions for Problems that Really Matter’ August 2016
  • Towards the City 3.0, Umea, on-going

Research & Writing Projects

  • Eixo Atlantico: ‘The role, trends and prospects of culture and creativity in urban and regional development in the Euro-region Galicia-North Portugal’
  • The Civic City: Urbanity & Citizenship in a Nomadic World with nai010 publishers Rotterdam , 2017
  • “Urban Psychology: How does the city make you feel”’ with Chris Murray of Core Cities
  • The Digitized City: Influence & Impact completed 2016
  • ‘The Learning City in the Learning Age’ with Paul Collard of Creativity, Culture & Education’
  • ‘Population Matters: The City Paradox’ in collaboration with Population Matters and Jonathan Hyams
  • Cities of Ambition in collaboration with the Knight Foundation, Miami, completed June 2015
  • The Fragile City & the Risk Nexus co-authored with Tom Burke E3G – 3rd Generation Environmentalism, completed June 2014

Creative City Evaluations – 2015-2017

  • Krakow: Putting Culture Centre-Stage in Development – on-going
  • Plymouth: A Culture of Curiosity ongoing
  • Antwerp: A Harbour of Creativity April 2016
  • Mannheim: Moving Centre Stage 2016 spring
  • Helsinki: Strengthening Global Fluency 2015
  • Gijon: Smaller Place & Greater Impact 2015
  • Adelaide: Harvesting the collective imagination 2015

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2017

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

  • Cities of the 21st century, Eixo Atlantico, keynote, Braga June
  • A humane digital world: Smart City Expo, keynote, Casablanca, May
  • The Robert Bosch Academy fellowship March – June
  • The Civic, the Nomadic & the Creative: How to transform cities for the 21st century @ the Robert Bosch Academy
  • Jury member of the Music Cities Convention Hackathon and moderator ‘Music’s role in planning towns and cities’ @ Rotes Rathaus
  • Rethinking the Role of Women in Cultural and Media Professions. A European Comparison, moderating a high level seminar on behalf of the Hertie School of Governance
  • Psychology & the City: The hidden dimension seminar @ the Robert Bosch Academy and at the Holzmarkt project
  • Arts and culture in a nomadic world – a keynote for the  Ko-ordinaten System network @ Betahaus
  • The Delights & Disappointments of the Creative City – Interview by Marc Pachter @ the Robert Bosch Academy
  • The Creative Bureaucracy workshops @ the Georg Simmel Centre and Robert Bosch
  • Wachsende Stadt – wo bleibt der Raum für die Kultur? @ the Deutsches Theater
  • ‘What if…… there were no cultural institutions and we reinvented them again’ – a workshop with cultural leaders from Berlin and elsewhere. @ the Robert Bosch Academy
  • Root Advisory, presenting the relaunch, Sydney, March
  • Kochi Biennale, The civic, the creative & the nomadic, lecture February
  • The annual Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design lecture, Torino, February
  • Cheltenham Potential, strategic advice, January

2016

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

  • Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, the Annual Lecture, December
  • Moderation: Multi-sensory design – creating healthier public spaces University of the Arts, December 2016
  • Smart and digital Vienna: A short residency, 5th-7th December
  • ‘Making the most of resources’, Plymouth University, 23rd November
  • The ECCE Masterclass, ‘To be debated: The Digitized City’, Dortmund, 17th-18th November
  • Open Eyes Economy, Measuring the Pulse of Krakow, 14th-16th November
  • City, Nation, Place: Authenticity & Distinctiveness, London, 10th November
  • Rock the Cotswolds: There is more to smaller towns, Gloucester, 9th November
  • ‘The Future of Venice – A Vision that can sustain’, the CINI Foundation, November
  • UN Habitat Summit,  contributions to ‘The City We Need’ and UNESCO sessions, Quito, 15th-17th October
  • Ciudades Creativas & their Sustainability, IADB/UADE, Buenos Aires, 12th-14th October
  • Macau: ‘What Prospects for a Gambling City’ – a residency October
  • Urban Transformation, Danish Town Planning, Malmo, 6th October
  • ‘A Manifesto for a more creative city’, Lublin, Poland, October 4th-5th
  • Festival of Literature Mantua 20 years celebration 30th September
  • Laboratorio para la Ciudad, ‘Poder Hacer: ‘Next steps for creativity from below’, Mexico City, September 20th-24th
  • Architecture & Democracy, New York Times, Costa Navarino, Greece, 17th/18th September
  • UNESCO Creative Cities Summit, ‘Evaluating the UCCN, Ostersund, September 14th-15th
  • ‘The Creative Business’, the Start-up network, Ostersund, 14th September
  • ‘Valuing Creativity’, Mid-Sweden University, Ostersund, 12th September
  • 10th Celebration The Academy of Urbanism:, Dublin:  ‘The Digitized City’, 1st September
  • Forum Avignon Ruhr, 24th August, Essen
  • Accelerating Resilience & Inclusive Growth, International City/County Management Association (ICMA)/USAID, Manila, Philipines, 11th July
  • Asia Europe Culture Ministers 22nd June Gwangju, Korea
  • Abundant Life, Rethinking the prospects of Dartington Hall, a symposium, 3rd/4t July
  • The Culture Forum, ‘An overview of cultural trends’, Belfast 13th June
  • Cheltenham Deign Festival, ‘The Delights & Dilemmas of the Digitized City’ in conversation with Rowan Moore, 11th June
  • Denkfest Heidelberg, ‘Cultural Networks: The power & potential’, 8th June
  • The German Habitat Forum – ‘Urban Solutions, keynote, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development & the Federal State of Berlin, 1st June
  • The Urban Academy programme launch, Helsinki 20th May
  • Helsinki Region Infoshare celebrations 19th May
  • Music Cities Convention, Brighton, 18th May
  • Krakow: ‘The Dragon Awakes’, Aspire annual conference plus International Cultural Centre 30th anniversary congress ‘Krakow & the World’ two lectures both May
  • Music Cities Convention, contribution on ‘Changing Politics & Policies’, Brighton, May
  • The Toronto Think Tank: Reimagining the Gardiner Underpass, April
  • La Storia in Piazza: Città creative e ambiziose: passato, presente e future, Genova, April
  • Come usare la creativita e l’immaginazione nei cambiamneti urbani, Circolo dei Lettori Torino, April
  • The Digitized City: Influence & Impact, Antwerp, March
  • The Digital Transformation Summit – Keynote: ‘Prospects for a Digitized City’ Vodafone, Istanbul, March
  • Art for Tomorrow: New York Times & Qatar Museums, Doha, Keynote:  ‘Creative & ambitious places: Their past, present & futures’ March
  • UN-Habitat Mannheim: Curating and moderating ‘The City We Need’ in Process as preparation for the UN Summit in Quito, February
  • Lincoln: Culture & Creativity for a Thriving City, a keynote, March
  • Chennai: Urban development that is more than Smart, a talk in collaboration with the British Council, February
  • Milton Keynes: Taking the Psychological Pulse of the City: A review January
  • European Capital of Innovation jury sessions, January
  • Tallinn: Masterclass for the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy, January
  • Krakow: Making more of a Historic City, workshops January

2015

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

  • Creative Bureaucracy, South Australian government and Local government Association on-going
  • Place & Presence: A cultural strategy for Espoo on-going
  • Beijing: China & its New Centrality as a Creative Industries Hub, December
  • Hangzhou: Unesco Culture & Sustainable Development summit, December
  • Macau: This is My City Festival, December
  • Antwerp: Harbouring Fashion & More , December
  • The Festival of the Future City, Bristol, November
  • Knight Cities Challenge Evaluation, November
  • Actors for Urban Change, jury, Berlin
  • The Weizsacker Forum, Berlin November
  • Trieste: Can Trieste re-emerge as a European hub? October
  • Ostersund, Sweden: Towrds a more creative bureaucracy October
  • Korean & social innovation – The districts of Seoul: Seongbuk, Dongjak, Eunpyung, Seongdong October
  • Grosvenor Estates Seminar: Where next for Belgravia & Mayfair, September
  • Big Data & the City of Things: The Helsinki Symposium, September
  • ‘Building Green Cities’, Hamburg, September
  • ‘Culture is Digital, Digital is Culture, Forum Avignon/Ruhr, Essen, September
  • Tallinn Design Week: Human Cities, September
  • The Brownfields Conference, Chicago ,The International City Manager’s Association, ICMA, September
  • ‘Museums at their best’ – The Invisible Museum Network, Delhi and Kolkata, August
  • Place & Presence: A cultural strategy for Espoo summer 2015
  • The Kaifeng Foundation Beijing & Civic Culture Strategy, autumn
  • 25th Anniversary of Colombia’s Development Bank, Findeter, Bogota, June
  • The Knight Cities Challenge, the Civic Innovators Awards, Detroit, June
  • Designing Resilient Cities, the RIBA Summit, London, June
  • Challenging the Orthodoxy: Healthy & Creative Cities, Academy of Urbanism, Birmingham, June
  • City Leadership & Cultural Leaders Group, Trends in Cultural Policy, Espoo, May
  • Actors for Urban Change, Awards Ceremony keynote, Berlin, May
  • Making the most of the 2nd City, Antwerp, May
  • TEDX Padua: The City 1.0,2.0, 3.0 May
  • TEDx Leicester: The 10 Principles of Civic Urbanity , April
  • Perth: The P.U.B.L.I.C Summit – Be the Change: Inspired Leadership & Citizen Initiatives- April
  • The Creative Bureaucracy: Where next? Adelaide, April
  • London: Club of Amsterdam- Association of Futurists : – April
  • URBED – 40th Anniversary Talk
  • Civic Creativity with Strijp-S/Thom Aussem, Trudo housing association, Eindhoven, April
  • St Etienne – Launch of E.U Human Cities Project – March
  • Bahrain – New Ideas need Old Buildings, Arab Heritage Centre – March
  • Torino – Eurocities, keynote on new forms of participation – March
  • Bologna – University of Bologna, Designing Human-scale Cities – March
  • Towards the City 3.0, Umea, spring
  • Siem Reap- UNESCO UNTWO First Global conference on linking Culture and Tourism – January
  • Taipei – A City of Ambition with Bamboo Curtain International, January
  • Master class series with the Academy of Young Urbanists: Solving intractable problems with creativity, January-April
  • Cultural Indicators – A toolkit: with Brecknock Consulting for the South Australian Local Government Association, January

2014

Jury memberships in 2014

  • Chair of the evaluation committee to appoint the 1st European Capital of Innovation
  • Chair of the NICE Award (Network for Innovation in the Creative Economy)
  • Parking Day – Adelaide

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

April onwards

    • Taipei: Rethinking Competitiveness; with Bamboo Curtain International in 2014
    • Cultural Indicators; A toolkit: with Brecknock Consulting for the South Australian Local Government Association., in 2014
    • Ostersund – Series of Talks on a UNESCO City of Gastronomy – December
    • Lyon – Is the Creative City simply a marketing tool? – December
    • Rotterdam – Where should Rotterdam go next? December
    • Sydney-Bays Precinct – Thinking about Cities Afresh – November
    • Launceston-How to make the most of Small Places – November
    • Hobart – Dept. of Growth and Development presentation – November
    • Melbourne – Footscray Towards a university City – November
    • Adelaide – LGAAnnual Conference – November
    • Canberra: New trends in Urbanism with MAW Action – November
    • Mannheim- At the Boundaries of Sound, Enjoy Jazz Festival – October
    • Mackay – L.G.A.Q Annual Conference – November
    • Medellin Colombia – An Overview of City Dynamics – October
    • North Joella Korea – Heritage and Creativity: Great Partners – October
    • Rotterdam Asian European Ministers Summit – October
    • Nordic Cities-Next Steps for Progressive Cities – October
    • Beijing – Kaifeng Foundation-Getting Beyond the City 1.0 – September
    • Taipei Forum-Harnessing Entrepreneurship and Smart Governance – September
    • Chengdu – UNESCO Creative Cities Network summit/keynote – September
    • Medellin Universidad de Antioquia – September
    • Rio de Janeiro – Launch of their Creativity Centre – July
    • Essen – New Innovations in the Creative Economy NICE and Forum Avignon Ruhr – June
    • Matera – IFKAD Benchmarking Creative Cities – June
    • Helsinki: Creative City Index – May
    • Berlin: Hertie School Government – May
    • Berlin: 90th anniversary of Dewego one of Germany’s largest housing associations – May
    • Taipei Bamboo Curtin International & Simple Life organization – April
    • Canberra: Master-Builders Federation
    • Adelaide: Change SA – & the Creative Bureaucracy

January to March 2014

    • Denver: The Rocky Mountain Summit
    • Salt Lake City: The Downtown Alliance:
    • Miami: The Knight Foundation:
    • Bergen: Heritage & Creativity – Great Partners, Reflecting on the Unesco Conventions
    • Bellagio: Resilience Conference
    • Mannheim: The New Year Lecture

2013

Projects completed in 2013

  • Art & Wealth: The Royal Academy & Mayfair
  • Cork Street, London & Art Galleries for Native Land
  • Capturing the Value of Major Rail Investment: The Independent Transport Commission
  • Adelaide: At the Edge but Cutting Edge  – A Creative Eco-system Evaluation
  • Harnessing the Collective Imaginationof Taipei
  • Winner 1st European Award for Speed Innovation: Shaking Hans – see blog

Jury memberships and boards

  • Actors of Urban Change, Mit-Ost Stiftung & Robert Bosch, Berlin
  • Chair of the Dutch Creative Quarters Network

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

  • Hong Kong, The Business of Design Week
  • Wroclaw, Poland, Trends in the Creative Economy
  • Linz, Austria, The Creative Region
  • London, Embedding Culture into Government Policy, IXIA 1
  • Birmingham, Embedding Culture into Government Policy, IXIA 2
  • Wakefield: Public Art Think Tank, IXIA 3
  • Oldenburg: Civic Urbanity
  • Padova – The Segnavie lecture
  • Oulu: Public Art & the Uses of Memory
  • Kuala Lumpur: My Place, My Brand
  • Adelaide: Festival of Ideas – The City 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
  • Istanbul: Architecture & its Role in Great City Making, Arkimeet
  • Kosice, Slovakia: The Creative Economy – Next Steps
  • Taipei: Ministry of Transport: Rethinking Bureaucracy for the 21st Century
  • Kuala Lumpur: 5th Sustainable Development conference – Can creativity help sustainability?
  • Tampere: Metropolis Conference – The Intercultural City
  • London: The IFHP Centenary Conference – Urban Governance & Smart Cities
  • Warsaw: The Innovation Economy conference
  • Essen: Forum Avignon Ruhr
  • Amsterdam: Provada – The Real Estate Summit
  • Lisbon: Launch lecture for the city’s creative economy strategy
  • San Sebastian: What is a smart city?
  • Hangzhou: Unesco Summit on Culture & Sustainable Development
  • Beijing: Tsinghua University
  • Beijing: Great Ocean Group
  • Gijon: European Week lecture
  • Hamburg: Deutscher Kirchentag: ‘How much do you need’
  • Rotterdam: Academy of Urban Design: The Power of Streets
  • Riga: The Social Responsibility of Architects
  • Riga: Strategy Department National government – The New Bureaucracy
  • Matera: Prospects & Opportunities for the European Capital of Culture
  • Taipei: Harnessing Talent & Potential
  • Palmerston North; New Zealand: Trends in City Making
  • Royal Academy, London:-Not for profits arts in a world of global wealth

2012

Projects completed in 2012

  • Culture, Creativity & the City: A question of interconnection, Ruhr 2010
  • Know Cities – A short comparative assessment of the of 9 Atlantic Arc cities based on the Creative City Index methodology
  • Creative eco-system assessment Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Talented Taipei & the Creative Imperative
  • Penang: Mapping the creative economy
  • The Creative Administration in Biscay & Bilbao

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

Jury memberships in 2012:

  • Bilbao: City Branding Competition
  • Kuala Lumpur: Bandar Malaysia – a new urban quarter design competition
  • Aberdeen: City Gardens Design Competition

December

  • Bakewell, Derbyshire, Chatsworth House: A Compelling Couple – Arts & Tourism, Elemental Force

November

  • Leipzig: Creative and open – Strategies for a successful innovation management, Final EU Creative Cities Conference
  • Seville: A Comparative Assessment of the Creative City Index, Know Cities Network
  • Norwich: Putting Culture Centre-Stage, Culture Matters Conference, HEART
  • Barcelona: The Collaborative City & its Prospects, Smart City World Congress
  • Florence: The Origins & Futures of the Creative City, International Cultural Heritage & Environment Week
  • Bremen: The Creative Economy & its Futures,the Organza Network of Textile Cities
  • Norwich: A Compelling Cultural Narrative for Tourism, Cultural & Visitor Attraction Leaders Grouping

October

  • Bologna: Smart Cities – Technology & Inclusiveness, Smart Cities Exhibition
  • Zurich: The role of the artist in city making, reARt:reURBAN conference
  • Taipei: Talented Taipei & the Creative Imperative, Taiwan Cultural Centre
  • Athens: The city – A laboratory for solving problems of its own making, Corporate Research Forum annual meeting

September

  • Helsinki: World Design Capital Event Series – Civic Urbanity, the Pavilion
  • St. Petersburg: Rethinking urbanity in the new Russia, Pro Estate Convention

July

  • Kuala Lumpur: Bandar Malaysia – a new part of KL
  • London: Seamless Connectivity & High Speed Rail, Independent Transport Commission

June

  • Taipei: The Creative Bureaucracy – Towards radical common sense, City Council Leadership Grouping
  • Genova, Creative Urban Development, conference on ‘The Promotion of Creative Industry Potentials in Central European Cities’

May

  • Oporto, Launching the Oliva Factory, Sao Joao de Madeira
  • Vancouver: The Enabling Environment of Imaginative Places, BCreative 2012, Simon Fraser University
  • Saint Paul: The Great River Gathering Annual Lecture, Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation
  • Saint Paul: The Intercultural City & its Potential, Culture Brokers
  • The Twin Cities – Minneapolis/Saint Paul: Connecting Cultures, Connecting Cities, a residency programme talks,

April

  • Luxembourg: Interculturalism & its potential, Turn me on Design Symposium
  • Cheltenham Design Festival: The Sensory Landscape of Cities
  • Sao Paolo: The Creative Economy, Culture & Business, SESI
  • Rotterdam: Reading the city as a communications device, Atelier Tarwewjk
  • Amsterdam: Urban dynamics & the greater Amsterdam, the Stadt Forum

March

  • Paris: The Europa City project – Diverse creativities
  • Forum Avignon Ruhr, Essen: A Question of Interconnection: Culture, Creativity & the City

February

  • Penang: Greening Urban Growth, World Bank & Khazanah
  • Sydney: Rethinking Darling Harbour
  • Tokyo: Launch of the Creative Cities Network Japan
  • Osaka: Culturally sensitive city-making, Osaka University
  • Sapporo: Assessing the potential to be a creative city, City Council

January

  • Ghent: An emerging creative city. Final presentation the Creative City Index
  • Aberdeen: AB + Culture at the heart of Aberdeen
  • Kirovograd, Ukraine: The bigger context of the creativity movement

2011

Projects completed in 2011

  • Paris & its Global Positioning
  • Aberdeen in Transformation: Prospects & Potential
  • Minneapolis & Saint Paul: Connecting Cities, Connecting Cultures

Creative Eco-system evaluations for:

  • 1. Oulu, Finland; A new vision for urban culture
  • 2. Ghent Belgium: An emerging city of imagination
  • 3. Canberra: The Next Evolution

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

 November

  • Ghent: The Creative City Index: Measuring your Potential
  • Forum Avignon: Investing in culture: Culture is future
  • Sydney: City Talks 2011: The Art of City Making & Sydney’s Magnetism

October

  • Canberra: Transforming Canberra Series
  • Youth & commitment to the city
  • Leadership & vision
  • The Arboretum & its visionary perspective
  • Taipei Forum:
  • Incubation: A global overview
  • London as a Global Magnet
  • Gwangju, South Korea:
  • An Asian Hub for Culture & Creativity
  • Young people & urban transformation

September

  • Dublin: Age Friendly Cities – Reshaping needs to the coming age, WHO Ageing  Cities Network
  • Novosibirsk, Siberia: The Youth Innovation Festival, INTERRA
  • Amsterdam PICNIC: Measuring the pulse of your city
  • Genk: The Annual C-Mine Lecture: The potential of Limburg
  • Lille: The creativity of a metropole, The Entrepreneur Fair

August

  • Haarlem:     Urban Pioneering & Passion, The Fokker Centenary Celebrations
  • A closer look at the potential of smaller cities, Economic Development Agency

July

  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul: Ethnic cultural tourism conference, Culture Brokers
  • Minneapolis: The Creative Avenue: Light rail as a catalyst
  • London: The Swiss-UK Dialogue: The new green urbanism

June

  • Amsterdam: Imaginative real estate development & the inclusive city, Provada Property Development Fair
  • The Oulu Vision – From ideas to reality, City Council
  • Genk: Retrofitting & urban renaissance, City Council

May

  • Drammen, Norway – City regions & their Increased Potential, Greater Oslo Region
  • Tirana – Imagination & the Post- Communist City – Polis University

April

  • Heerlen – Spring is in the Air – Launch speech of a creative incubator
  • Dortmund – launch presentation for the European Centre for the Creative Economy

March

  • Aberdeen – city garden visioning conference
  • Maastricht – The European Fine Art Fair (Tefaf) Creative Urbanism
  • Moscow – Creative Development Forum – Uk Trade & Investment
  • St. Petersburg – Creative Urbanity & The Green Agenda
  • Copenhagen – Smaller Cities: A Look At Their Potential, Realdania

February

  • Towards A More Creative Bureaucracy – Auckland City Amalgamation Conference
  • Penang – Getting Penang To The Next Level Strategy Workshop

January

  • Green Urbanism & Eco-Urbanity First National Sustainability Conference, Paris

2010

Projects completed in 2010

  • Bilbao: The Creative City Index Evaluation System created
  • Umea: European Capital of Culture consultancy
  • Helsinki as an Open and Intercultural City
  • Perth: Thinker in Residence follow-up
  • Geraldton, Western Australia: Managing Growth & Prospects

Talks, facilitation & strategic advice

December

  • Oulu: What Is Urban Culture & Why Is It Important

November

  • Cheltenhan, UK: Gloucestershire is Ready for Business
  • Ghent, Belgium: ‘The Creative City Index’, The Flemish Economic Scientific Conference
  • Kirklees, UK: ‘Attainable Sustainable’ – Exploring new ideas in regeneration
  • Korca, Albania: The Final Event Creative Cities II project
  • Istanbul, Turkey: Creative Cities & Creative Industries in the 21st Century
  • Canberra, Australia: Measuring the Pulse of Canberra, Australian Master Builders Federation

October

  • Karratha, Australia: West Australian Department of Regional Development
  • Shanghai, China: UNCTAD Creative Economy Week
  • Shanghai, China: ‘Cities & Cultural Diversity’ 3rd Chinese European Cultural Dialogue
  • Essen, Germany: ‘Metropolises & Culture’ Ruhr 2010 European Cultural Capital, Les Rencontres

September

  • Trieste, Italy: Keynote at ‘The Role of Citizenship Education within the Development of Cities and Urban Spaces’
  • Sarpsborg, Norway: National Public Health and Planning Conference
  • Lleida, Spain: Cities & Creativities, the 10th Urban Studies Week, University of Lleida
  • Brandenburg, Germany: Joint international event – METREX, Capital Region of Berlin-Brandenburg and the European transnational project SCANDRIA.
  • Santa Margherita, Italy: Scenari Immobiliari’s 18th Annual Conference

August

  • Berlin, Germany: Ueber Lebenskunst Competition, member of jury
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: ‘The potential of North Island’, the Urban Planning Committee

June

  • Freiburg, Germany: ‘Excellent Green City: Innovation and Creativity’, an assessment of Freiburg. Freiburg Economic Development and Tourism Authority
  • Port Hedland, WA: ‘Place-making & mining cities’, BHP & FORM
  • Perth, WA: ‘Measuring the creativity of Perth’, FORM

May

  • Bali, Indonesia: ’The green city and real estate development’, FIABCI (The International Real Estate Federation) World Congress 2010
  • Oulu, Finland: ‘The Pulse of the City – The Possibilities of Cultural Oriented City Development’. Municipality of Oulu
  • Bradford-on-Avon, UK: ‘Six Towns and a Vale in Search of an Economic Future’, The Royal Society of Arts
  • Milan, Italy: ‘Engaging youth in suburban regeneration’, BINOMI – Biennale Nord Ovest Milano Initiative
  • Ghent, Belgium: ‘The creative bureaucracy’, The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities annual meeting

April

  • Istanbul, Turkey: ‘Is Istanbul creative?’, Capital of Culture 2010 Committee and teaching master classes at Bilgi University
  • Helsinki, Finland: ‘The Intercultural City: A summary of possibilities for Helsinki’, City Council
  • Bath, UK: ‘Thinking again about Bath’s cultural life’, Bath Art Talks
  • Lexington, Kentucky: ‘Can smaller cities get on the global radar screen’, Third Creative Cities Summit

March

  • Han University, Netherlands: ‘The university as a creative milieu’ Keynote to open new art and design faculty building at Han University in Nijmegen.
  • Odense, Denmark: ‘The Creative Bureaucracy’, Annual conference of REG LAB the Danish towns and cities association
  • Geraldton, WA: ‘Envisioning the future of Geraldton’, City Council
  • Perth, WA: ‘Growth problems for small mining communities’, Chevron & FORM
  • Chelmsford, Essex: ‘Creating a vision for smaller towns’, Royal Society of the Arts

February

  • Umea, Sweden: ‘Making the most of being European city of Culture 2012’, Umea Municipality
  • Stockholm, Sweden: ‘The potential of Umea as a creative environment’, Vastterbotten Regional Government

January

  • Gloucestershire, UK: ‘Galvanising Gloucestershire’ Gloucestershire First Partnership, the economic development unit

2009

December

  • Geraldton, WA: ‘Urban visioning – the next steps’, City Council & business leaders group
  • Swan City, Perth: ‘The Intercultural City’, FORM & City Council
  • Hong Kong, China: ‘Design and City Making’, BODW 2009, the Business of Design Week
  • Tirana, Albania: ‘Making the most of the potential of smaller Albanian cities’, Creative Cities II initiative, Swiss Cultural Programme

November

  • Helsinki, Finalnd: ‘Changing socio-demographics and the role of the intercultural city’, Helsinki City Council
  • Brussels, Belgium: ‘The Intercultural City’, a briefing event for the European Commission
  • Dortmund, Germany: ‘How do places become creative quarters?’, Kreative Quartiere Conference
  • Windsor Park, UK: ‘Hope in the Built Environment’, Cumberland Lodge conferences

October

  • Bremen, Germany: ‘Images of the City’ Deutsche Akademie fuer Staedtebau und Landesplanung
  • Maastricht, The Netherlands: ‘Borderless creativity’, International Creativity & Innovation conference, the Province of Limburg
  • Genoa, Italy: ‘The Art of City Making’, The Genoa Science Festival
  • Bilbao, Spain: ‘The Creative Capacity of the Basque Country’ Creativity & Innovation Week
  • Toronto, Canada: ‘The Creative Bureaucracy’, Artscape: The Collaborative City conference
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands: ‘Bridging the gap between thinkers, scientists and city managers’, NICIS, the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Cities

September

  • Aalborg, The Netherlands: ‘The sensory landscape of cities’, Architecture and Stages of the Experience City, University of Aalborg
  • Tilburg, The Netherlands: ‘Comeback Cities’, The city’s 200th anniversary celebration
  • Daegu, Korea: ‘Using urban cultural resources creatively’, Daegu Creativity Centre & the City Council
  • Seoul, Korea: ‘Global best practices in commercial place-making’, Yongsan International Business district and METAA

August

  • Helsinki, Finland: ‘Creating the experiential city – new trends in city making’, TEKES – Finnish Agency for Technology & Innovation

June

  • Cheltenham, UK: ‘Getting Gloucestershire onto the Global Radar’, ‘Growing Gloucestershire conference, Gloucestershire First, economic development unit
  • Rochester, UK: ‘Using artistic resources imaginatively’, University of the Creative Arts
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands: ‘Green Real Estate for the 21st century’, Triodos Bank contribution to the ‘Provada, the Real Estate Meeting Point’
  • Bilbao, Spain: ‘Cultural resources and the city’, Basque University summer course

May

  • Newcastle: ‘What makes great cities?’, The Academy of Urbanism’s Annual Conference
  • Leicester, UK: ‘Leicester: A re-assessment of its achievements – a 5 year review’, Leicestershire Economic Partnership
  • Malaga: ‘Creative City: A toolkit for urban innovators’, The First Urban Commerce Forum
  • London: ‘Global trends in city making’ London School of Economics executive programme for emerging Dubai leaders

April

  • Manchester, UK: ‘How can Manchester’s Knowledge Corridor become World Class?’, South Manchester Partnership
  • Halifax, Canada: ‘Creative places and spaces’ Annual event for the Economic Development and Cultural Department
  • Tel-Aviv, Israel: Keynote at the city’s 100th anniversary celebrations

March

  • Brisbane, Australia: The Festival of Ideas: ‘The Art and Science of Establishing an Intercultural City’
  • Espoo, Finland: The Learning City Project: ‘What is the Scope of Creativity?’
  • Maastricht, The Netherlands: Comprehensive Creativity Forum, The European Fine Art Foundation
  • Freiburg, Germany: ‘Cities for the Future’ City Board of Economic Advisors Annual Forum

Earlier

  • Belfast, Getting Irish Towns and Cities on the Radar Screen, Strategic Investment Board
  • Imatra, the Potential of Smaller Towns, the Association of Finnish Towns
  • London, Reimagining the Gateway, Thames Gateway Forum
  • Belfast, Inspiring innovative City Making, British Council
  • Enschede, Netherlands Open Innovation and Creativity in Management and Governance, University of Twente
  • Mechelen, Belgium, Marketing the City, CityMakers Mechelen
  • Penang, World Bank Symposium on Repositioning Penang, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
  • Quito, Ecuador, Creative Tourism, Quito Tourism Board
  • Almere, Netherlands, The Art of Making an Intercultural City, De Pavilleons Museum
  • Shenzhen, The City of Design and more, the Creative Culture Centre
  • Hong Kong, Infrastructure for a Creative Age, the Global Infrastructure Finance Conference, Euromoney

2008

  • Enschede, Netherlands, the Roombeek Revitalisation Celebrations
  • Oslo, The New Thinking on Cities, Statsbygg, the Norwegian National Government Property Management Body
  • Birmingham, Health Cities, Creative Cities, Core Cities Network
  • Umea, Sweden, What is a Future Library?, Cultural Department
  • Rome, The Future of Local Authority Finance, Euormoney
  • Add Valdosta to Savannah – two separate talks
  • Oporto, Portugal, Creative Clusters and Oporto’s Potential, Serralves Foundation
  • Penang, The Four Pillars of Sustainability, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
  • Detroit Creative Cities Summit
  • INTA Global Urban Development Conference in Riga, Latvia
  • Les Rencontres: Europe Capital of Culture Conference, Stavanger
  • Bandung, Indonesia: Far Eastern Creative Cities Network of The British Council
  • Santa Fe: The UNESCO Creative Tourism Conference
  • Winnipeg Canadian Urnab Planners Conference
  • Savanna, Georgia, USA: Making the Most of Heritage Tourism
  • Bankgkok, Thailand: Creativity & Design Centre – Unfolding Creativities Conference
  • Seoul City Government Creative Administration

2007

  • Revisioning Dubai in the 21st Century, Urbis & Urban Planning Committee, (December 2007)
  • Korean Distinctiveness and the Creative City, Asian Development Conference, Busan, Korea, (November 2007)
  • Japanese Distinctiveness and the Creative City, Asian Development Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan, (November 2007)
  • From Hard Assets to Soft Assets, Creativity World Forum, Qingdao, China, (October 2007)
  • Making Assets out of seemingly nothing: The World Hot Spring Culture – Beppu as a Creative City, Beppu, Japan, (October 2007)
  • Moving on from the Creative City Agenda, World Creative City Forum: Developing the Creative City through Networking, Senri Foundation, Osaka, (October 2007)
  • Creativity and Knowledge Capital in Urban Development, 1st World Knowledge Summit, Monterrey, Mexico, (October 2007)
  • Repositioning Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, (October 2007)
  • Healthy Cities can spark the Imagination, WHO Healthy Cities Conference, Rennes, France, (October 2007)
  • Suburban Futures, Arts Depot, London, (September 2007)
  • Rethinking the City, International Federation of Housing & Planning, Copenhagen, (September 2007)
  • The Art of (Great) City Making, Institute of Human Machine Cognition, Pensacola, Florida, (September 2007)
  • Creating Annapolis: Urban Innovation in the 21st Century, enVisioning Annapolis, MD, USA, (September 2007)
  • Live the Culture: The Grano Seminars, Toronto, (September 2007)
  • Provocations to the City of Toronto, the Ramsay Group, Toronto, (September 2007)
  • Creativity & Ontario’s Economic Prosperity Strategy, Ontario Federal Government, Toronto, (September 2007)
  • Thinking artistically about Cities, the Metropolis Laboratory, Thinking Metropolis – Copenhagen International Theatre Festival, (August 2007)
  • From the Creative Economy to the Creative City, British Council Far East Symposium, Yokohama, (July 2007)
  • Creativity & Identity: The potential of New Zealand’s secondary cities, Hamilton City Council, (July 2007)
  • How can we be imaginative about the future of Cockburn?, FORM Creative Capital Programme, FORM, Perth, (June 2007)
  • Culture and Creativity, Cultural Capital Istanbul, (June 2007)
  • Competitiveness, Creativity and the Future of Business, World Forum for Direct Investment, Bologna, (June 2007)
  • Creative Europe – Vision or Utopia: How to win the Future with Culture, The Power of Culture in European Cities Congress, Federal Ministry of Culture and Hamburg Senate, May 2007
  • Space, Place, Life, Academy of Urbanism, Dublin Castle, Dublin, (May 2007)
  • Artists and the City, Annual Arts Awards, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, (April 2007)
  • Museums as Urban Regenerators, Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, (April 2007)
  • The Art of City Making, the Salem Partnership, Salem, Mass., April 2007
  • The Power of the Creative Economy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, (April 2007)
  • An Artistic Approach to City Development, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, (March 2007)
  • Is Mumbai a World City? The British Council, Mumbai, (March 2007)
  • The Sensory City, the Centre for Subtropical Design, Brisbane, (March 2007)
  • Living Smarter: The Future of South East Queensland, Office of Urban Management, Gold Coast, (March 2007)
  • Mining as an Opportunity for Imaginative Rethinking, the Shire County, Port Headland, WA, February (2007)
  • Creative Capital Programme: A series of talks to Perth’s leaderships, Perth, (February 2007)
  • Re-thinking and Re-dreaming Beyoglu: Culture and Tourism Led Strategies for Regeneration, Beyoglu Partnership, Istanbul, (January 2007)
  • An Imaginative Visitor & Tourism Strategy, Culture Department Blackpool, (January 2007)

2006

  • Getting on the Radar Screen: Progressing towards a Creative Capital, FORM, Perth, WA, (December 2006)
  • Problems as Creative Opportunities, the Urban Regeneration Company, Blackpool, (November 2006)
  • Alternative Cultures and Creativity, Radialsystem, Berlin, (November 2006)
  • Culture & Development: Approaches to Practice, German Ministry for Development & the Goethe Institut, Berlin, (November 2006)
  • The Art of City Making and the Role of Cultural Institutions,
  • Engage in the Visual Arts Conference, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, (November 2006)
  • Providing the Creative Environment: Cities as New Incubators for Creative Business, World Creativity Forum, Ghent, (November 2006)
  • Art makes the City, the Nordic Cities Network, Trondheim, Norway, (November 2006)
  • Thinking Differently about Cities: Inspirational Speakers Forum, Birmingham, (November 2006)
  • Creative DC: Engaging the Spirit, Downtown Association, Washington, (9November 2006)
  • Art, Artists and City Making, Grantmakers to the Arts, New York, (November 2006)
  • History and Creativity: Great Partners, the National Preservation Conference, Pittsburgh, (November 2006)
  • Can Artists Make Great Places, Arts & Business, London, (November 2006)
  • Making the Knowledge City, West Northants Development Corporation, Northampton, (October 2006)
  • Problems as Opportunities: Albanian cities and their Creative Potential, Tirana, (October 2006)
  • Health and Creativity, Local Governments and Health Development, WHO Healthy Cities Conference, Turku, Finland, (October 2006)
  • Making the Most of Urban Assets, the Connect EU Programme Final Conference, Belfast, (October 2006)
  • 100 Years Forward 100 Years Back, the Daniel Burnham Centenary Celebrations, Chicago Architectural Foundation, Chicago, (October 2006)
  • Designing Cities with a Creative Touch, Sarasota International Design Summit, Ringling School of Art, Florida, (October 2006)
  • Challenges for the Richmond Leadership, Richmond, VA, (October 2006)
  • Creative Fuel, the Creative Change Center & Venture Richmond, Richmond, VA, USA, (October 2006)
  • Culture, Competitiveness, Community and Creativity, Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for Culture and Heritage, Toronto, (September 2006)
  • Hemispheric Mayor’s Meeting between North and South American Leaders, CEOs for Cities, Miami, (September 2006)
  • Culture and Urban Regeneration, URBACT final conference, Roubaix, France, (September 2006)
  • Culture for European Towns and Cities, Festivaletteratura, Mantua, Italy, (September 2006)
  • The Future of the Creative City, the Green Party Congress, Berlin, (September 2006)
  • The Creative City and its Relevance to Greece, the Symi Symposium, Samos, Greece, (July 2006)
  • Creativity without Frontiers, the Belgrade Festival of Ideas, Belgrade, July 2006
  • Cinderella Cities: Tales of Modern Urban Renaissance, ULI, Birmingham, (June 20060
  • Culture as a Tool for Revitalization, the Gorlitz Denksalon, Germany (June 2006)
  • New York and its Creative Potential, the Rockefeller Foundation, New York (June 2006)
  • What makes a Great Place, the Great Towns Meeting, York, (May 2006)
  • The Green Agenda and the Creative City, the Green Party, Hamburg, (May 2006)
  • Challenging Thinking about the City, Festival of Ideas, Bristol, (May 2006)
  • Cultural Transitions in South-Eastern Europe: The Creative City: Crossing Visions and New Realities in the Region, Dubrovnik, (May 2006)
  • Stirring it Up, Wakefield Cultural Partnership, Wakefield (April 2006)
  • Singapore and the Creativity Agenda, Singapore Heritage Commission, (April 2006)
  • The Creative Capital and Perth’s Potential, FORM, Perth WA, (April 2006)
  • Imagine the Impacts: Rethinking the City, NZPIA National Congress, Gold Coast, (April 2006)
  • Stirring Culture, A Centennial Discussion on Imagination, Arts, Community, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary & Edmonton, March 2006
  • Art, Artists, Change & Inspiration, The Musagetes Retreat, Quebec City, (March 2006)
  • Lessons Learnt from using Culture in Development, Pro Helvetia, Zurich, (March 2006)
  • Cross-regional Collaboration: Lille Metropole, Lille, (March 2006)
  • Uncommon Solutions to Common Problems: Creativity from Below, City Stories KATHA Asia International Utsav, Delhi, (January 2006)

2005

  • The Making of a Creative City: International Forum, Taipei, (December 2005)
  • The Art of City Making, METAA Symposium, Seoul, (December 2005)
  • The Goal of the Creative City, Yokohama Symposium, (December 2005)
  • The Way of Thinking about the Creative Cities, Tottori, Japan, (December 2005)
  • The Age of the City: The Challenge for Creative Cities, Senri Foundation, Osaka, (December 2005)
  • Culture in Regeneration:The Asian Culture Symposium, Gwangju, Korea, (December 2005)
  • Culture & Urban Regeneration, URBACT, Gijon, Spain (November 2005)
  • The Creative Industries: Benefiting from Growth, Design Museum, London, (November 2005)
  • From Dawn to Dusk: Urban Dream or Civic Nightmare, Civic Trust, London, (November 2005)
  • From Bilbao to Bryne: Culture as the Driver of the Creative City, Stavanger, Norway (October 2005)
  • Creative Clusters and Creative Quarters, the First Moscow International ‘Culture Plus’ Forum, Moscow, (October 2005)
  • Making spaces for creative places 41st Isocarp conference, Bilbao, October 2005
  • Innovating Cities across the World International Platform on Sustainable Urban Development, Geneva (October 2005)
  • Cultures role in development Swiss Development Co-operation, Berne (October 2005)
  • Creativity Matters, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, (October 2005)
  • The Risk Revolution, Artscape, Toronto (October 2005)
  • Cultural strategies and creativity, VOCAL, Dundee (September 2005)
  • Culture & Development: Lessons Learnt, Swiss Development Co-operation, Tirana (August 2005)
  • Urban development: Perspectives from the cutting edge, National Housing Federation, Warwick (July 2005)
  • Creative Risk: Bending the rules to get things done British Urban Regeneration Association, London (July 2005)
  • The relevance of culture and creativity to developing countries German Technical Zusammenarbeit, Frankfurt, (June 2005)
  • Creating a cultural city – Cork European City of Culture Cork (June 2005)
  • The Art of City Making and the Creative City Providence RI & London Ontario (June 2005)
  • Aligning Professional Mindsets The London Development Agency (May 2005)
  • The Annual Cultural Industries Quarter Lecture Sheffield (April 2005)
  • How can Doncaster get on the radar screen Doncaster (April 2005)
  • How can Worcester become a creative city Worcester, Mass (April 2005)
  • Creative CapitalKennisland conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 2005)
  • The Creative City – An introduction Kuopio and Jyvaskyla, Finland (March 2005)
  • Creative quarters and creative cities Wolverhampton (February 2005)
  • Leadership and creativity Memphis Leadership Forum, Memphis (February 2005)
  • The Creative City – An introduction Cork & Dublin (February 2005)
  • The risk society and the development of cities Urban Summit, Manchester (February 2005)

2004

  • Riding the rapids: The creative city in an age of complexity Toronto, Philadelphia, New Orleans (December 2004)
  • The Magnetic South Eastbourne, (November 2004)
  • Cultural resources and the making of places South West Museums, Archives and Library Services (November 2004)
  • The Art of City Making conference Birmingham (October 2004)
  • The cultural responsibilities of urban agglomerations Montreal (October 2004)
  • Creative Cities Summit, St. Petersburg, USA (September 2004)
  • Urban Futurology: Walsall Art Gallery, Walsall (August 2004)
  • The Cutting Edge of Cultural Policy, Mount Engadine, Banff, Canada (July 2004)
  • Norwegian Association of Housing and Town Planning, Tromso (June 2004)
  • Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Lofoten Islands (June 2004)
  • Norwegian Arts & Business Association, Oslo (June 2004)
  • Urban Regeneration in Slovenia, Ljubljana (June 2004)
  • Dublin City Competitiveness Conference, Dublin (May 2004)
  • Homezone Conference, Lowestoft (May 2004)
  • Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney (May 2004)
  • Innovation in Cites Australian British Chamber of Commerce, Sydney (May 2004)
  • Innovation and Creativity Festival, Canberra (May 2004)
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston (April 2004)
  • Salem Partnership, Salem, Mass (April 2004)
  • Sustainable creativity Convergence Environmental Festival, Dublin (April 2004)
  • Creative Cities Programme, Shkodra and Pogradec, Albania (March 2004)
  • URBACT – Culture and Regeneration Network, Naples (March 2004)
  • Tokyo Chamber of Commerce, (February 2004)
  • Yokohama City Council (February 2004)
  • The Age of the City, Osaka (February 2004)
  • The creative industries in creative cities Barents Sea Foundation, Kirkenes, Norway(January 2004)

2003

  • Style Cities, Liverpool (December 2003)
  • Salzburg Seminar: Cultural Institutions in Transition (October 2003)
  • The Inward Investment Association, London (October 2003)
  • The New Cultural Leadership – The Museums Association, Brighton (October 2003)
  • Creativity and the City, Amsterdam (September 2003)