Smart Cities or Smart Citizens?

You only have to go on line and search “Smart Cities” to realise that for every commentator, blogger, academic and chancer currently involved in the uber-trendy conversation on this topic there are almost as many concepts/ definitions of what a smart city is. As with many ideas which have a catchy name (and “placemaking” is…

“There will always be winners and losers in any devolution process”: North England Build Conference 2016

The blog attended at the Northern Powerhouse session yesterday morning during Day 1 of the North England Build Conference at Manchester Central. Given that the “Conference Room” was simply an open seated area at the back of the exhibition space, both the acoustics and background noise level left something to be desired. Be that as…