Amidst the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic it seems that virtual conferences are here to stay. In the first half of this post, PhD student Ed DeVane reflects on the experience of ‘doing’ an online event. The second half of this blog serves as a report on the proceedings of the ‘Building Welfare States’ conference, hosted (online) by Warwick University, 23rd – 25th September 2020.
Tag: urban planning
What are the origins of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) hangover? David Anderson drives onto the QE2 bridge to analyse the legacies and landscapes of PFI.
Yellow Vests are rioting in the streets of Paris and calling for President Macron to resign. They are doing it in the streets that Baron Haussmann built to stop urban unrest 190 years ago.
Sheffield’s street tree crisis in historical perspective.
As the UK government announces plans for a dozen new “garden cities”, Sam Clevenger argues that, from their inception, garden cities were middle class attempts to civilize the bodies and health of the urban working class.