As cities grow larger, they generally become more economically diverse. This diversity allows people and companies to share goods, knowledge and labour not only within particular industrial sectors (such as […]
Just came across this clip I contributed to in early 2016, about the value of London railway arches for small-scale production. Very topical today, given the potential Network Rail sell-off!
Living in cities boosts our productivity, and this effect increases with city size. When someone moves from a smaller city to a larger city, they will on average be more […]
A new model for the design of social housing is emerging in France. The large modernist housing estates outside cities such as Paris, Lyon and Marseille, are widely recognised to […]
As competition to aquire land in London intensifies, economic growth is emerging in unexpected places. Railway arches, in particular, are being appropriated for many different uses, hosting bars, cafes, theatres, […]
Modernist housing estates are often seen as failures of architectural design. The modernist movement, associated with Le Corbusier in France and the Bauhaus style in Germany, borrowed ideas from industrial […]
Cities mix people from many diferent backgrounds, offering a means to overcome economic, political and cultural exclusion. As Jane Jacobs pointed out in 1961, the capacity which cities have to […]