This blog is about urban areas; yes cities and town; what make them work; their challenges and opportunities. Much of it is focussed on Birmingham as I live and work in the city currently but have worked across England and visited cities across Europe for work and play.
Cities fascinate me both visually but also intellectually and I hope to bring out this twin faceted approach through this blog. I am an economist, town planner and photographer who is experienced in European and International policy and funding areas.
I am currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham and also a freelance policy and strategy adviser.
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