Author Archives: Chris

Place making – lessons from Vancouver

The 2016 Placemaking Leadership Forum took place on September 14–17th at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Over 500 attendees and speakers from all over the world piled into Downtown Vancouver for a series of tours, workshops, talks and side events, aimed at envisioning a place-led future for cities by leveraging the convergence of… Continue Reading

Twin Towns UK – New Funding opportuntity

The Carnegie UK Trust has announced that it is open for applications for its brand new Twin Towns UK initiative, a programme designed with the support of an Expert Reference Group to modernise and make relevant the traditional concept of town twinning, dating back to the Second World War. Towns with a population of less than 80,000 are… Continue Reading

Habitat III Leader or Laggard – Wales and Sustainable Urbanisation

Next week the third United Nations conference on Housing and Sustainable Urbanisation – Habitat III gets underway in Quito in Ecuador. Given these conferences only happen once every 20 years or so, for those concerned with these issues it should provide a useful global learning opportunity and a prism through which to reflect on our… Continue Reading