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Dystopian view of a town!

Loved this programme as a kid, now as an adult, with workers ruled by a whistle and compelled to dance at the biscuit factory site in their free time after work, I see it a bit differently!

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The worst form of inequality?

A truism even today?

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

After recent events in cities across the world, I realised that I was unprepared for how to react in an emergency situation! Looking for advice, I came across this guide produced by citizenAID. It is a must read for everyone!

Mapping the smells of the city!

Watching the U.K. news today, I came across this article about an academic attempting to create a ‘smellscape’ city map. As the researcher reported during the news article: “We spend most of our time walking around, we see things and we

Going to the Match (1953). L.S. Lowrey Painting.

L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) gained wide public recognition for his paintings of everyday life in the industrial districts around Salford in Manchester. Working full-time as a rent collector, his day job allowed him to witness the ‘everyday’ lives of people living in

The purpose of prison?

Like the city hospital, another built structure common in cities is the prison. At present (April 2017) out of a total of nearly 85,517 prisoners in England & Wales, only 70 have whole life terms, meaning the vast majority of the prison population will be released back into

A Heart in New York.

https://t.co/ccPQHxC1Q6A great #music track by Art Garfunkel about #NewYork city. https://t.co/MobH00Tb4b — Mitzi (@City_Invitation) 29 March 2017

Capturing a city landscape on a cheap camera.

Doesn’t have to be a major city, or even a Global City, but just take a walk where you live with a camera or smartphone, and just take a few pictures of what takes ‘ya fancy!

Nature in the City.

When I first started this blog, I posted about a guy called Richard who reclaims unloved patches of public land for the benefit of the local community. I came across his story in a T.V. commercial…

Street Pianos. Play Me, I’m Yours.

Placing pianos around public spaces in the city is such a fantastic idea! Read about the motivation for this empowering movement at streetpianos.com