Spend some time in Edinburgh, and people will soon be complaining about the delayed and over-budget tram system, which many of the mainly automobile-based Edimburgers regard as civic eogtism. This Christmas, the main shopping street is closed to all vehicles (or "open to pedestrians" as the tram people ... Read More
It's not often I agree with The Daily Mail, but I do like the way they chop through the government's proposed reforms to the planning system. And hurray! It appears that MPs have listened. The Commons communities committee today said that the changes - which reduce more than ... Read More
I'm very pleased to be working with the fantastic new think tank Centre for London on their Tech City research project. Satisfying both to be working with great people and to see my dissertation get used.
By far the most impressive speaker - with the most novel ideas - at an NLA seminar on meeting London's carbon reduction targets, was a banker. Jenny Curtis, a director at Amber Infrastructure, talked about how she could help finance mass retrofit for the public sector through Amber ... Read More
Scottish investment managers Baillie Gifford have taken to sending me their monthly magazine Trust. In the most recent edition, they have an article vaunting the merits of cities and urban living (yawn). But something in this article (as opposed to the zillions of other pro-urban articles everywhere) caught my eye. ... Read More