From mid-2013 to mid-2014, corporate buying of existing properties exceeded $600bn (£395bn) in the top 100 recipient cities, and $1trillion a year later – and this figure includes only major acquisitions (eg. a minimum of $5m in the case of New York City). today’s large-scale corporate buying of urban space in its diverse instantiations introduces […]Read More UNREAL CITY
Went to see the Richard Long exhibition at the Tate Britain. At first there seems something banal, too cool and reductive about it – but then like settling into the rhythm of a long walk… Relativity and measurement Straight lines and meanders Stone and water Movement and stillness Outside and Inside The transient and […]Read More It is solved by walking
I’ve posted some fairly upbeat posts about tackling climate change recently – but there was a less than optimistic message about the latest climate change science from Dr Kevin Anderson from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change to this year’s big low carbon vehicle event and conference held at London’s City Hall. Here’s […]Read More Plug in cars on their way – but too little too late?
Went to an interesting debate hosted by the Green Alliance last night, which featured leads from the three main parties on climate change. Key themes: – the biggest issue on climate change is can a global deal be done (given this requires the developed world to support the developing world)? – there is a consensus between […]Read More Green Alliance Climate Change debate
Am writing something for print publication about Barbara Castle and the fortieth anniversary of the 1968 Transport Act – which will appear on here later. But one quote from her that I came across in the research struck me. ‘There are great temptations to play safe, and then I think a slow moral corruption sets […]Read More On resisting becoming a hollow careerist…