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Antidote to bigness

Wherever something is wrong, something is too big.

Paul Kingsnorth in his article in the Guardian ‘The Crisis of Bigness’ tells how old school theorist, lLeopold Kohr, predicted the recent economic collapse and how things would get better A time of crisis is also a time of opening-up, when thinking that was consigned to the fringes moves to centre stage. When things fall apart,…

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Invitation to Smart Urbanism 20 January 2015 E-Invite

Massive Small: Smart Urbanism in an Upside Down World

Come along and Join me for an update on the work I am doing on Smart Urbanism. Good time to get feedback! Remember to RSVP to

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Smart Urbanism Reading List

I have taken the liberty of creating a full reading list of books recommended by a whole range of people through the course of this valuable discussion. Names of those who have contributed are included at the end and their initials included in square brackets on every book where relevant. A number of new recommendations are also added.


Why Big Plans Fail

Many big plans don’t just stir the blood, they clog the arteries. They just never get realised – unless they are for a three week event that is held in different parts of the world every four years and costs £10bn. But this is not what we mean when we talk of sustainable urbanism…

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