Circularity: ‘Future of Construction’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Construction. BAMB is on a mission: its goal is a systemic shift in sustainable building; its focus, construction waste and material consumption. As the name implies, Buildings as Material Banks (BAMB) reimagines a building as a dynamic […]

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Building for climate resilience – from cold snap, to heatwave

New writing… My second piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – tackles climate resilience in the built environment. It looks at how we can design, build and operate properties and places capable of coping with extreme weather – regardless of whether the forecast is for a Beast from the East, or a hosepipe-banning […]

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Cities & Clean Growth: ‘Future of Infrastructure’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Infrastructure. The piece looks at the fight to accommodate more and more people, plus deliver on promises of prosperity, whilst still safeguarding our current and future needs on the planet. It is an urban dilemma. Caught in […]

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Regeneration, Plastic and Fish in The Sunday Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had a further trio of pieces published in The Sunday Times newspaper this week, as part of a special Raconteur report on Project Management. The first is a story of simple truths applied at scale and looks at how collaboration  is critical to the success of a multi-stakeholder regeneration scheme such as Nine Elms. […]

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PropTech: Why the Future Is Digital and Personal

New writing… My latest for Real Views looks at the emergence of the PropTech phenomenon in the built environment. Property technology, ‘PropTech’ for short, is a catch-all term for a disruptive new breed of data-based startups and intelligence innovators now applying their skills with analytics and algorithms to real estate. It might be early days for the marriage of property […]

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What Being ‘Smart’ Means… ‘Smart Cities’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have another piece published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special report on Smart Cities, by Raconteur. It looks at why business, the built environment and wider community must embrace constant change and lifelong learning to benefit fully from intelligent and responsive digital cities of the future: • ‘What being ‘smart’ means […]

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The Power of Industrial Heritage

New writing… My latest piece for Eniday is now live, looking at some of the structures and buildings previously associated with energy generation that have latterly become iconic images of a generation past. From Battersea to Seattle and with reuse and redevelopment possibilities ranging from art museums to the new Apple HQ, I explore the ‘The Power of Industrial Heritage’.

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‘Public Sector Technology’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another piece published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special report on Public Sector Technology by Raconteur. It looks at the emergence of Bristol as a leading advocate and achiever in smart city thinking and doing, tacking challenges and pioneering solutions: • ‘Why Bristol’s a city of the future’. There is also […]

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Living Architecture: Smart Bricks and Bioreactors

New writing… My latest piece for Eniday is now live, exploring a radical, innovative collaboration between industry and academia to create ‘smart’ bricks, which can recycle wastewater and generate electricity. As elements in ‘bioreactor walls’, each brick will contain a microbial fuel cell, filled with programmable synthetic microorganisms, putting good bugs to work in buildings. This reinvention of the humble construction component promises […]

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