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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Why Nairobi is a Global City in the Making

New writing… My piece for Real Views is now live, looking at the emergence of Nairobi, which has long been known as one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. Now, as its growing economy and rising prosperity levels fuel a development boom, it’s fast building a reputation on the world stage and Kenya’s capital has soared to tenth in JLL’s latest City Momentum […]

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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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The Future in 5 Words… #1: ‘Sensorsational’

Why Cities will be… ‘Sensorsational’  Mushrooming urbanisation has already seen us race past the halfway point for the proportion of people living in cities (with estimates reaching 54% in 2014) and is predicted to hit 2 in every 3, by 2050 (66%). With the boom in mobile and digital technology exploding alongside, driven by smartphone ubiquity, we as people are becoming increasingly connected by sensor technology […]

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Construction: Inclusivity, collaboration and ethics

More of my journalism and blogging pieces have been published in the last few weeks and I have provided a brief update menu of articles below, with links to original copy. Constructing an Industry for the 21st Century Summary: The construction industry is replenishing the UK’s housing stock, building new infrastructure and helping restore the economy, but challenges remain if it is […]

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Urban Greening: Nature is back in town

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Future Cities’, published in The Times, 26 March, 2013. According to received wisdom, it is not possible to put a price on Nature, however, to much debate, that is exactly what has been happening increasingly of late, as policymakers and markets strive to develop robust metrics to determine […]

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