LEICESTER HEALTHY CITY TRANSECT project

LEICESTER HEALTHY CITY TRANSECT project

Having been relatively inactive in recent months and weeks, playing catch-up following an illness, I recently met with Ivan Brown again; Ivan is Deputy Director …

 

Personal health – a well-timed warning?

Personal health – a well-timed warning?

Over the course of the past few months I have not been on top form and not very good at doing much about it. Suffice …

 

The Architecture of the Healthy City – Wednesday 6th Dec 2017

The Architecture of the Healthy City – Wednesday 6th Dec 2017

On Wednesday I contributed to the last lecture in the 2017 CITY SERIES, organised by Leicester Urban Observatory (LUO). The series opened in January 2017 with a …

 

Living in Cities – the value (?) of evidence

Living in Cities – the value (?) of evidence

I am just finishing a re-read of Charles Mercer’s 1975 “Living in Cities”, something I dipped into as an undergraduate student. At the time I …

 

Cars + health: the irony of Hammond and Chan’s statements this week

Cars + health: the irony of Hammond and Chan’s statements this week

Yesterday the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Margaret Chan, stated that toxic air is now a greater threat to health than HIV or Ebola. …

 

A story of Leicester’s “quiet innovation” in healthy cities (musings after Leicester Urban Observatory ‘launch’ – City Mayor Lecture)

A story of Leicester’s “quiet innovation” in healthy cities (musings after Leicester Urban Observatory ‘launch’ – City Mayor Lecture)

Yesterday evening (26th Jan 2017), Sir Peter Soulsby, Leicester’s City Mayor, kicked off the ‘CITY SERIES 2017’ lecture series. It marked a formal launch (of …

 

Value

Value

I have just re-read the “Cultural Value of Architecture in Homes and Neighbourhoods” Report, from the AHRC funded Cultural Value of Architecture project (CV0A). It …

 

Cross-discipline design for health – a research beginning

Cross-discipline design for health – a research beginning

In the previous academic year, 2015-16, as studio leader for the design studies of Leicester School of Architecture’s third year students, I contextualised design learning …

 

back to backs

back to backs

Last Saturday I visited Birmingham Back to Backs Museum (National Trust). The guided tours take 100 minutes or so and are very good. The story …

 

view from the start

view from the start

I have been interested in the value of architecture since my undergraduate days. The value of a fabulous home, that meets all ones needs (well …