This isn’t the sort of thing I normally post, but a couple of weeks ago I was asked to contribute a lecture to a new series that’s running in London. It’s called LDN talks @ Night and it aims to get Londoners out to hear something a little different after work. Other speakers are talking […]
A few weeks ago there were workmen digging up the pavement just down the road from the office. Two weeks ago I walked past and saw the finished article – a two lane, bright blue cycle route leading cyclists across a main road and off towards Lambeth. It’s one of London’s new bike ‘superhighways‘ that […]
I’ve lamented the wastefulness of London’s free papers on this blog before, so I was pleased to hear about ‘Choose What You Read‘. This ingenious little campaign puts tables out in stations and invites people to take a secondhand book. “Choose what you read is our own reaction to the tonnes of free newspapers dished […]
The Environment Agency has an interesting page on the sustainability of London and what needs to be done to fix the unsustainable growth and put a stop to environmental degredation. See here for what they have to say. To see the condition of the environment in your area, click here.
In 1858 the smell of sewage in the Thames got so bad that Parliament was suspended, and steps to clean up the river were implemented as a result. 150 years later the Department for International Development marked the occasion of the ‘great stink of London’ with this reminder: 1 billion people live without toilets, and […]
Two things that made me think about the landscape of the city in the last couple of weeks. First, an observation from the Bonfire of the Brands blog: “If you replaced every logo, advert and brand image you see on the high street with a quote from the Bible, you would feel that you were […]