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I’ve been blogging for about five years, mostly about my work and projects. Some links in older posts may be broken – I’m in the process of gradually fixing these.


Anchor tenants

·4 mins
When the Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham opened alongside a redeveloped New Street Station in September 2015, a fair amount of the fanfare was directed towards John Lewis, the ‘anchor tenant’ in the development.

Nations, cities and universities

·2 mins
Bruce Katz, centennial scholar at the Brookings Institution and former Professor in Social Policy at LSE, recently wrote a blog arguing that “In 2016, Nations May Govern But Cities Rule”.


Universities and Big Data

·2 mins
It’s great to see the International Conference On Sustainable Development is returning for the third year running this September.