When Sustaining Place began late last Spring, I wrote several pieces about the emergence phases from the first English lockdown. There are parallels today, as…View More Place Parts, Episode 14: Towards Hints of Resilience in Pandemica
Place Parts, Episode 13: Will the Technology Campus Sustain?
Today, we pose questions based on Vodaphone’s world headquarters in Newbury (and the “Shaw Valley” housing development next door). Post-pandemic, will what is now empty–or…View More Place Parts, Episode 13: Will the Technology Campus Sustain?
Place Parts, Episode 10: Choreographing Place, with Sherry Dobbin
As we emerge from the pandemic, why center only on architectural compatibility or placemaking listicles? Why not admit the common adage, that the city–and its…View More Place Parts, Episode 10: Choreographing Place, with Sherry Dobbin
Place Parts, Episode 8: About the Lady Well and a Cure
Today, in Episode 8, I depart from recent episodes built around interviews. Rather, I offer a contemplative walk to a local setting that seems even…View More Place Parts, Episode 8: About the Lady Well and a Cure
Sustaining Community in Pandemica
Let’s talk about the hyperlocal places of Pandemica, where the successes of sustaining community may live or die. They are on my mind this New…View More Sustaining Community in Pandemica
Photo of the Year: We Are Still Open
I took a photo yesterday that explains the year. It’s about adaptation, and, ultimately, survival. It also addresses another dilemma: depending on the context of…View More Photo of the Year: We Are Still Open
Just for a moment, return with me to just a few months ago. Most everywhere, the need for urban retrofits and recalibration to avoid disease…View More ‘Place-Healing’ Revisited
Watering Can as Symbol: Sustenance in a Sustainable Place
In these times, is it an outright elitist thing to run around with a Leica M-10P waxing poetic about how how to sustain the culture…View More Watering Can as Symbol: Sustenance in a Sustainable Place
Modified Dystopia, I Salute You
With apologies to Julius Caesar, all pandemic rail transport behavior is divided into three parts.View More Modified Dystopia, I Salute You