Spinning back through 2010, I can see that I've been blinkered, obsessing over how city development and real estate can benefit from the participation of citizens and how unused property assets, new media, optimism and service innovation can be useful instruments of change.
None of this is developed in splendid isolation but by supporting the live projects and programmes of clients and their end users and helping them realise their investment and creative ambitions.
One thing seems to unite these people, an understanding of the advantage of addressing the space at the centre of this diagram:
So for 2010, a big thanks from me to clients and end-users of my work.
In the public/charitable sectors to Livity, Legacy Trust UK, Glasgow City Council, Plymouth City Council, Architecture + Design Scotland, Groundwork UK, CABE and British Council Greece, Poland and Russia.
Thank you! With donuts all round...
229 posts on, it remains *impossible* for me to work the design of the Typepad platform and so signpost properly to content here beyond urban development and innovation.
And because one or two people have asked for a steer, here are some links to posts that might open the box (as well as certify me as slightly insane):
- The wisdom of Goldman Sachs investment banker John C. Whitehead
- Seven recipes for cooking dog
- The plight of vulnerable celebrities like Susan Boyle and Amy Winehouse
- The fate of rogue financial trader Jerome Kerviel
- The weird body scribbling images that populate the Internet
- The "tedious art" of Peter Fischli and David Weiss
- Steven Meisel's fantastic series of photographs: Four Days in L.A.
- How journalism mythologizes the conviction of celebrities like Madonna & Natalia Vodianova
- How creativity and commercialism has recycled austerity as Chic
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