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Pluto Podcast Episode 1 - 'Footwork' with Tom Hall

Our first podcast is with Tom Hall, the author of Footwork: Urban Outreach and Hidden Lives. A street-corner ethnography of the homeless living in Cardiff, drawing on the themes of urban regeneration, lost space and the 24-hour city. 32 more words

Urban Studies

Announcing a new project to build the case for more child-friendly cities

What does it mean for a city to take child-friendliness seriously? What makes decision makers put real momentum and energy behind the vision of making the urban environment work better for children and young people?  560 more words

Public Policy

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This is great news for children and for adults in search of more evidence-based research that can inform policy and decision-making by influencers. Thrilled that inclusion of Vancouver and Calgary make Canada part of the mix. Tim Gill's new project will look to measure impacts and outcomes linked to child-friendly urban planning. Love to be on the tour led by eight-year-old kids. Nearly two years ago, Halifax was happy to host Tim as he wound up his Canadian tour. We had a great public event pulling in about 200 people on the Victoria Day holiday weekend to hear Tim's perspective on the relationship between risk and play. His workshop with practitioners helped inspire the introduction of new forms of play in public spaces which continue to take root. I look forward to reading the results of this research.

'Transforming Providence'

Yesterday’s announcement of the publication date of Lost Providence brings to mind that Transforming Providence, by Gene Bunnell, a professor of city planning at SUNY/Albany, has just been published. 584 more words


The Roman City in Motion Presentation Kiel, Germany

Image: North Cardo Maximus, facing south towards the forum, at Ostia (Jeff Veitch)

I am in Germany for an international workshop (details here) and presented some of my work on porticoes. 3,199 more words

Sound Studies

A Reflection: The Shortcomings of City Government Community Engagement

When a city conducts a regional or neighborhood-specific community outreach project, visibility and accessibility must be top priorities. In order to maximize reach and response, a city government must allocate all available resources to this purpose, or else run the risk of an initiative conducted in vain should it fail to reach a significant portion of the population. 659 more words


Porticoes, Embodiment and Street Cries: Recent work...

Image: North Cardo Maximus, facing south, towards the forum in Ostia (Jeff Veitch)

Currently, I am working on a variety of different things all at once (presentations, publications, job applications). 809 more words

Sound Studies

Urban Heritage Activism

On Thursday, 16. March I will be presenting my research at an international conference

Urban Heritage Activism Berlin
16-17-18 March 2017