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Arrival City film trailer is up!


Originally posted on Arrival City:
  March 31, 2013: OK, getting a little itchy. Just 1 or 2 minor tweaks left and we’ll release the first demo – a 1:15 teaser that will be our ‘calling card’ – THIS TUESDAY! Have watched it, oh, a few times now … Right. On to the proper demo!…

Proper, grown-up website!

  Just launched the documentary’s very own website at http://www.arrivalcityfilm.com – next up: the first demo! Come visit!  

Happened across this on a search. Storm-surge battering the port of Stonehaven, where my family’s from. Dunno if I like the storm itself, the scrappy little harbour or the lunatic filming it best, but it makes me smile.

New blood for ailing cities

Great story out of Syracuse, NY, where they’ve decided to attract and embrace immigrants as part of the city’s revitalization effort. From Mayor Stephanie Miner: “Our innovation is predicated on an underlying belief that our New American residents are not problems to be minimized, nor clients to be served, but assets to empower. We are … Continue reading

Mapping London’s many languages


Just dropped a pair of sweat-/track- pants by the bed for the thousandth time before turning in, and realised the habit of having clothes – and glasses – to hand came from being in an abusive relationship (and then being stalked). That was only 3+ years of individual ‘aversion therapy’, and I imagine surviving a … Continue reading

Thinking outside the brief: Arup “gets” Green Sky week

Open-City’s Green Sky Thinking Week is about ideas. Big, small, failed, famous – doesn’t matter. The idea is to share interesting experiences in sustainable urbanism, spark dialogue and ideally generate more ideas. You might think Arup’s London team wouldn’t step too far out of the box. They’re part of a humming global corporation and an event sponsor, … Continue reading

Out of Africa: Sustainability Basics

                      In the UK, as in most affluent countries, sustainable architecture is defined by factors like carbon footprint, energy performance, waste management, daylighting and the occasional bat-box, to score that last BREEAM point. Regulation and ratings are critical in a £90Billion industry where commercial viability and climate … Continue reading

Order out of chaos? Thankfully not

The London Circle Walk Repost from Michael Brunström’s unpronounceable blog and delightful idea: A few years ago (quite a number of years ago, in fact), I was sitting in The Lock Tavern in Camden with Tim Wilson…We were several pints into the conversation and for reasons unknown we were discussing the work of the ‘land … Continue reading

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