Monthly Archives: January 2014

Public Space – the final frontier

Went to the Hackney Empire last night to see Jan Gehl in concert: not a member of A-ha starting a solo career, but a Danish architect and urban designer who (as he repeatedly reminded us) has written books about the quality … Continue reading

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A housing worker’s lot

Various of my family and friends have often asked ‘what exactly do you do?’  Even allowing for the possibly disparaging nature of this question, I sometimes find it hard to answer.  This is what I did today. Before opening the office … Continue reading

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MK Revisited: Exploring the Gridsquares and Redways

My second visit to Milton Keynes started at Bletchley, the place where codes and urban designers’ hearts are broken.  Having seen the MK glamour zones, I wanted to explore the hinterland and the best way to do it was by … Continue reading

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Freedom’s got an MK

(The title is an oblique reference to a song by Da Lench Mob, something I know I shouldn’t talk about at my age, but the place about which I’m about to blog has been compared to Los Angeles, so there’s … Continue reading

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