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Re-imagining Manchester: Creatives Making Place

In 1957, the historian A.J.P. Taylor wrote in the New York Times that “Manchester is the only English city which can...

Exhibition brings People’s Park to life

Between the café and the lake right in the centre of Finsbury Park, 10 large A-frames present a preview exhibition of images...

What makes a great city?

On 9 July 2019, I had the pleasure of chairing a panel and audience discussion at a well attended Manchester International Festival...

Northern Powerhouse Mk. III

The Northern Powerhouse Mk III is just around the corner, but how will it compare with its predecessors? The...

Eindhoven on the map

How a city’s commitment to design has shaped its image on the international stage On Wednesday 24 October, Tottenham...

Manchester launches a design manifesto

This is the text of the statement issued by Manchester City Council and Design Manchester on 19 October 2018

RIBA North-West Awards: a poignant celebration

In these days immediately following the mindless attack at Manchester Arena, it is impossible to write about anything Mancunian except in...

Tate is the star in cities show

Living Cities, a display of works from the Collection in the George Economou Gallery on level 4 of The Switch House,...

Which way now for legible cities?

Building on the vision of Kevin Lynch, who formulated the legible city concept in The Image of The City (Harvard/MIT, 1960),...
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Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

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Ivo Peart: “Cummings and goings in Downing Street”

Political writer Ivo Peart reviews strange goings-on at the heart of government in the first of his new columns for DOCUMENT....