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Psychology & the City: The Hidden Dimension

The city is not a lifeless thing. People have personality, identity and, as they are congregations of people, so do cities. In a constant cycle of influencing and being influenced the city impacts upon our mind and our emotional state … Read More

What if?

What if… there were no cultural institutions and we reinvented them again? Before you start: Think of one or two of the best cultural experiences you have had in your life – that’s it. Everything changes or is that really … Read More

The Civic City in a Nomadic World

To be published – Winter 2017/18 We are in the midst of redesigning the world and all its systems as we witness the biggest mass movement of people, goods, factories, frenzied finance and ideas in history. Vast flows make the … Read More

Creative Bureaucracy Radical Common Sense

Public bureaucracies across the globe face a converging, escalating crisis as our societies become increasingly unequal, demands for affordable living conditions increase, public space declines, frenzied finance movements rattle domestic economies and a rising reaction to mass migration engenders fear … Read More

The ‘Other’ City

Taking an eagle eye view of change making projects across the world you detect a deeper yearning for another kind of city; one that resolutely, yet with imagination and verve, addresses the faultlines and dilemmas of urban change and seeks … Read More

Lisbon is the next Berlin…

Lisbon is the next Berlin and Athens the next Lisbon. It is a crazy world where cities become fashion items, all the rage one moment and spat out by the fashionistas the next. So Lisbon becomes the next Berlin and … Read More