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September 30, 2013

Long Street a chance for an exciting creative exercise

Great design always starts with a great question. Thomas Heatherwick is a UK designer who has worked on everything from the London Olympic cauldron, to the new London Routemaster bus, to a pedestrian bridge across the Thames, to an entire district in Shanghai. The trick, he believes, is finding the right question. To manage the design process, clients…

September 12, 2013

Remembering New York: City and Memory

Earlier this year, one of our writers, Pamela Hellig, who travelled to Auschwitz in Poland, shared an excellent but challenging piece on her experience. She wrote about the challenge of  how people and in fact cities can remember their dark past, and provide the spaces for people to do so. In her piece, this quote really resonated with me:…

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September 9, 2013

The world’s most liveable city is?

As they did in 2012, the Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) latest ranking of the World’s most Liveable Cities, the Global Liveability report has been published, with the Australian sporting capital of Melbourne topping the list once again. According to EIU, the  liveability rating quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in any given location, and…