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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

George Daniels: the world’s finest watchmaker

George Daniels’ mission as a horologist was to redesign the mechanical watch to compete and in the long term outperform the...

Edward Jenner: The father of immunology

Edward Jenner, creator of the world’s first vaccine, is said to have saved more lives through his work than anyone else....

Florence Nightingale: pioneer in statistics and data visualisation

Many people know Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) as the Lady of the Lamp in the Crimean War and founder of the world’s...

Eadweard Muybridge: pioneer in motion pictures

The English photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) became world famous with large-format images of Yosemite Valley in the 1860s, but it was...

Frank Whittle, inventor of the turbojet

Flying and engineering were passions from an early age for Frank Whittle, who was admitted to the RAF at the second...

Ada Lovelace: the first computer programmer

The only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace described her approach to mathematics as “poetical science” and herself...

Michael Faraday: “one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time”

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)“One of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time” Today’s digital revolution owes much to...

The world of elective intrusion

Presentation delivered at a Close & Remote symposium on secure cities at Deptford Lounge in south-east London on May 9, 2013.

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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