A botanist friend told me just before leaving for Rio that there was some botanist, landscape gardenist dude who I should check out if I had the time. Turned out to be Roberto Burle ...
April 18, 2011Admin
Deyan Sudjic currently director of the Design Museum in London, was peddling his book 'Norman Foster, a Life in architecture' - an authorised biography - at the Oxford Literary Festival. Last time I met Sudjic was in 1999, when he was heading up Glasgow's year as City of ...
April 5, 2011Admin
London, 4 April 2011: It was billed as delivering regeneration through localism. But the recent inaugural conference of the UK’s new regeneration lobby could also have been called the privatisation of regeneration: how to deliver change in spite of a lack of government cash....
April 4, 2011Admin
Mayors should increasingly look to themselves for ideas and leadership rather than national governments: that was the message from around 80 city mayors gathered in Cannes earlier this month. City leaders, who met at the annual real estate show MIPIM, were told that leadership at ...
March 30, 2011Admin
27 March 2011: Campaigning is underway in England’s local elections, which take place 5 May, giving voters a chance to judge the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of David Cameron and their wide-ranging spending cuts. The opposition Labour party will be looking to better its ...
March 27, 2011Admin
Today, I attended the inaugural conference of Britain's new regeneration lobby UKR. I'll be writing up the event for City Mayors, so more of that later. For now, ...
March 24, 2011Admin
For our Space and Place B project, we rebranded the London Thames Gateway the London GRO area with GRO standing for Golden River of Opportunity. The requirement was to present a project for the Gateway as a whole, and on a local level for the Lower Lea valley, on two ...
March 22, 2011Admin
18 March 2011: When it comes to selling the East London borough of Newham, the toughest audience is Londoners themselves. Decades of industrial decline, joblessness, social deprivation and crime place it far from the British capital’s glittering West End. Jeremy Clarkson, a ...
March 18, 2011Admin
I spent my first two days at MIPIM in the Northern Caucasus (see photograph). Well, I was actually in Cannes, but as I was representing the Northern Caucasus Resorts ...
March 12, 2011Admin
I handled the international PR at MIPIM. To see the press release, click here.
March 7, 2011Admin