Thinking

Thinking

Animating King's Cross

Animating King's Cross

What is it that makes King's Cross tick? How has it & nbsp; created the perception that 'there is always something going on' there? Dan Anderson analyses the & nbsp; online events calendar for King's Cross and draws some conclusions.

Blue is the new Green

Blue is the new Green

The role that green spaces play in healthy city living has been increasingly recognised of late, particularly with half of the world in lock-down. But less attention has been focused on the benefits of water within urban environments. Fourth Street consultant Tom Agar explores how man's relationship to water in cities has changed over time, and discusses how COVID-19 may bring us closer than ever to its edge.

June 2019 news round-up

June 2019 news round-up

Our June round-up of news and reports from our sectors of interest.

Stadiums and Placemaking

Stadiums and Placemaking

Image (c) Herzog and de Meuron In the past few months , we have seen Chelsea Football Club secure planning consent for a new stadium and Tottenham Hotspur release the first images of a future White Hart Lane. Millwall FC earned a reprieve from a threatened Compulsory Purchase Order of ‘The Den’ and City Hall announced a comprehensive review of the London Stadium deal. Amid all the excitement, Jonathan Rochwerger considers the regeneration case for new sports stadiums. Do they really work as placemaking anchors for new destinations?

Art & the City

Art & the City

My thanks to Peter Murray and Philip Dodd for inviting me to participate in Art & the City, a fascinating gathering of global opinions on art and culture, as they relate to placemaking, regeneration and urban development.

The Garden Bridge

The Garden Bridge

On a wave of public support and government backing, the Garden Bridge looks like it might actually happen. In this blog, Dan Anderson asks what purpose it serves and whether we should fund it.