Co-designing conferences

Co-designing conferences

Charles is increasingly involved in co-curating conferences and symposia that seek to have a catalytic impact. Most recently these include: ‘The Art of Public Life’ organized by FORM, Perth Australia – April 2015. ‘At the boundaries of sound’ in collaboration…

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Cities of Ambition

Cities of Ambition

A collaboration with the Knight Foundation Miami to be published in April 2015. Why do some cities punch above their weight? How do they avoid being drained of talent and being caught up in the vortex effect of major hubs…

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Civic Urbanity & Cities for People

Civic Urbanity & Cities for People

Preface I am in the process of writing a new short book to explore ‘where next’ with urbanity. Here is a taster of what the publication will be about. Have I missed anything out and does the blog make sense.…

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The European City of Innovation

The European City of Innovation

There were 58 applications for the award, 20 shortlisted cities and 6 finalists. Cities had to show concrete results of projects started since 2010 as well as a track record of innovation and most importantly an interconnected innovation eco-system approach.…

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The City 1.0, The City 2.0 & The City 3.0

The City 1.0, The City 2.0 & The City 3.0

Preface People complain how complex urban transformation is and how it might be possible to describe this in understandable terms. In giving talks I have discovered a very simple and useful way to characterize the different phases of urban development…

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Are cities good for you

Are cities good for you

Cities are good for you: The genius of the metropolis – Leo Hollis I reviewed ‘Cities are good for you for the Delhi Times’ and thought it might be interesting for you. Hollis’ book is a good romp through the…

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