What’s new?

What’s new?

A collaboration with the organization Population Matters will look at the impacts of the growing world population on cities. Think back 75 years and 2,287 billion people lived on earth and on the 1st day of 2105 there were 7,244billion…

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Emerging themes

Emerging themes

A shift is happening and it could be significant. Three issues jump into the foreground and they are linked to three words: ‘human’, ‘public’ and ‘start-up’. There is the Human Cities project led by St. Etienne, involving 12 places across…

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Cities of Ambition

Cities of Ambition

A collaboration with the Knight Foundation Miami to be published in June 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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Recent insights

Recent insights

History and creativity can be great partners, but only if strong principles lead the way. This is my conclusion reflecting on recent involvement in places as varied as Siem Reap and seeing how tourism and world heritage sites could be…

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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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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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