Civic Urbanity & Cities for People

Preface I am in the process of writing a new short book to explore ‘where next’ with urbanity. Here is a taster of what the publication will be about. Have I missed anything out and does the blog make sense. … Read More

The European City of Innovation

There were 58 applications for the award, 20 shortlisted cities and 6 finalists. Cities had to show concrete results of projects started since 2010 as well as a track record of innovation and most importantly an interconnected innovation eco-system approach. … Read More

The City 1.0, The City 2.0 & The City 3.0

Preface People complain how complex urban transformation is and how it might be possible to describe this in understandable terms. In giving talks I have discovered a very simple and useful way to characterize the different phases of urban development … Read More

Are cities good for you

Cities are good for you: The genius of the metropolis – Leo Hollis I reviewed ‘Cities are good for you for the Delhi Times’ and thought it might be interesting for you. Hollis’ book is a good romp through the … Read More

Recalibrating a sustainability narrative

The message is not getting across and the messaging may be wrong in spite of escalating evidence about the impending climate driven crisis. How do you change peoples’ minds and shift the cultural template so that so that one-planet living … Read More

The Soul of Creativity

Harnessing the Collective Imagination A one-day Creativity Summit organized by Comedia and IFKAD (the International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics) Location: Matera, Italy. Date: 14th June 2014 09.30 – 17.00 Please click here for further details. A series of sharp, … Read More