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.

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