March 30, 2018

This article first appeared on RTÉ Brainstorm here

Donald Trump suggested to the people of America that there was a route back to the tomb-stoned ‘rusted out factories’ of America. Frey, Chen and Berger argued in a recent paper that it was people “vegetating in the back...

March 22, 2018

This event is part of ‘Cork Conversations: Planning for the Future’ which has been initiated by the National Sculpture Factory and Cork City Council.

The initiative is aimed at enabling reflection and dialogue on future city design and on Cork’s inherent potential.

This link brings you to a podcast on 'the future of Cork city' which aired this morning on the Pat Kenny show. My contribution is half way through - its edited a bit which excludes more detail I spoke about.... but the main message is people will follow jobs and in thi...

'private investment shapes cities, but social ideas (and laws) shape private investment'

Jane Jacobs, Death and Life of Cities, Ch16.

Source: Clip via youtube and and NL cycling

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