Travel & Cities Research
What's one of the biggest differences between Europe and North American city designs? For me, it's the grid system! Here in New York, there's a street/avenue grid pattern, meaning you never have to stop. I documented one of my many walks just for you guys on this week's vlog where I "play the lights".
New York, New York! My very first stop on my trip through the Americas. Covering Brooklyn, Wall Street, Ground Zero, China Town, Little Italy and East Village, check out my photo series documenting the City of New York.
Equality and diversity have benefits to business and the vibrancy of our cities. My experiences in London has opened my eyes to the importance of Industry publicly standing up for issues such as LGBT+ rights.
My adventures exploring London's live music scene led to the discovery of Sofar Sounds. Find out what I learnt from my first Sofar Sounds experience about the importance of preserving cultural and creative 'safe spaces'.
My experience navigating London's Public Transport network over a weekend of track works. Living on the fringe of a city can be exhausting when it comes to using public transport!
Urban CurioCity is a bold endeavour made possible by the support of many. If you're an organisation, university, company, startup, or even an individual passionate about urban development issues, I'd love to hear from you! Let's connect!
During my travels I’ll be investigating five big urban challenges - density, affordability, livability, sustainability, and technology. Here’s a brief lowdown on what each challenge means.
Counting your pennies shouldn’t mean you feel excluded from enjoying the summer sun. Thoughts from a public bench in London.
The beginning of my adventure to rediscover the art of cooking.
Recipe one: Stir Fry Vegetables and Sweet Chilli Chicken
My thoughts on pet sitting. First day on the job.
The first must do after deciding to set out on a round-the-world expedition is to get out a pen and paper and write lists. Find out what's on my most important list - my pre-travel checklist!
The premise of this book aligns with the eternal question I ask when I hear about the next great thing in cities - Does this contribute to achieving what we want and need? Will this make us happier?
This book appealed to the engineer in me and reflects what I would like to inject more of in the city conversation - evidence, fact and an appreciation for detail.
Triumph of the City it is an ode to cities and the value cities have in addressing many of our global challenges.
Affectionately referred to as J.J. by my urban design colleague, this particular book appears to be the founding text referenced by all the great city thinkers around the world.