Category Archives: Flourishing cities

In what ways might a city need to think differently if it is to get to where it wants to be?

The Sustainable Community Strategy for Birmingham (UK) has as its goal that, by 2026, the city will demonstrably be a good place to live, to work and to bring up children. The strategy sets out some broad ways forward but … Continue reading

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Cities: Flourishing? Learning? Resilient? Capable? Emergent?

Following on the thinking from previous posts: If cities are important (If only because more than 60% of the UK population now live in cities), are they all important in the same ways? There are qualitative differences between London (as … Continue reading

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The nature of cities: a way of thinking

This piece of thinking derives from a number of roots: One strand is concerned with the importance of cities. Several years ago the nation state was taken as being the driver of much that matters politically, economically and socially. Later … Continue reading

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