The report, by myself, Dr Max Nathan and CfL Deputy Director Rob Whitehead, is now available for free download here: http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/ataleoftechcity
Meanwhile, media interest continues unabated, starting with The Guardian, whose Tech Editor Charles Arthur called me yesterday for an interview, the first time since my 2007 book Schizophrenie Francaise was published that I’d been on the recieving end of journalists questions.
At today’s event, where Rob was interviewed for BBC London (to feature on the lunchtime news), it was standing room only.
Meanwhile, the regeneration community was paying attention, notably Richard Florida, the ‘government’s guru‘ known for his ‘creative class’ concept, writing in Altantic Cities. Reports also in
in ELR News, and Reneration & Renewal.
The Tech community, of course, had plenty to say, including at Tech World and of course, on Twitter under #techcity.
A piece I wrote for The Tech City Insider on connectivity appeared under the headline Techs and The City, a title we toyed with for the report.
The property industry, who Deputy London Mayor Kit Malthouse said today will determine in which direction the cluster moves, was well represented at the event, and will soon be reading about the report. An article by myself and Sandra Jones of Ramidus Consulting, who has done her own research with the EGi property database, will appear in Estates Gazette on July 14.
No doubt there will be more to come. On Twitter, debate suggests how our report is digested will be important – as well as follow up research on how the cluster can best serve the local community, and on the tech scene more broadly across London and further afield. As TechCrunch Europe Editor Mike Butcher said in a tweet (@mikebutcher) “It’s the report after this one that counts.”