I’m a freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in urban economics, infrastructure, development, policy and governance.

Our cities are one of the highest expressions of human civilisation – places that enable exchange, sociability, innovation, collaboration, self-realisation and social progress.

They are vulnerable to shocks, but also resilient and inventive, drawing their strength from networks and layers – of people and movement, of uses and functions, of building and rebuilding.

This website draws together my experience and writing, from books and research reports, to more hurried and impressionistic blogs.

I am a founding director of London Modern, and a non-executive director of The Evidence Quarter.

Please have a look through, and contact me if you think we might usefully work together.